|Photo of ship claimed to be the Harpswell Ghost Ship - photo by Cooks Lobster House|
During the war of 1812, the privateer vessel Dash became a legendary vessel breaking records for racking up sinkings. The Dash eventually went down with all hands just off of Baily Island in Casco Bay. However, over the decades usually in the late afternoon and in the evening, there have been sightings of a masted vessel in the Harpswell region. A vessel unmanned as no crew has been spotted on board. Usually before anyone can get close enough for a good look, she disappears.
|The coast off of Harpswell, Maine where many sightings of the Ghost Ship of Harpswell have been spotted.|
Many believe this phantom ship to be the Dash. The ship that evaded so many during the War of 1812. She has been spotted off of Lookout Point, Bailey Island, Orr's Island, and Potts Point. There is a catch to sighting the ghost ship of Harpswell. It is an omen of death for the person observing it. The person spotting the phantom vessel or a member of their family will die shortly after.
So if you are ever in the Harpswell area of Maine or sailing the waters of Casco Bay, hope that you don't catch a glimpse of the Ghost Ship of Harpswell.
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