2004, 1 hour special
Known as the "Titanic of New England," the loss of the Portland is one of the greatest maritime disasters to occur off the Northeast coast of the United States. On Nov. 26, 1898, the 291-foot, paddle-wheel passenger ship, Portland, on route from Boston to Portland, was caught in a fierce blizzard, now known as the Portland Gale. Struggling through the night with raging seas and 90-mile-per hour winds, the Portland finally sank with all 190 passengers and crew on board. Little of the shipwreck and few victims were ever recovered, and even the exact location of the tragedy was a mystery. During the summer of 2002, using undersea sonar and the imaging capability of a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV), the discovery of the wreck of the Portland was confirmed ... 104 years after her disappearance. For David Clark Productions.
Partner: For David Clark Productions
Organizations that Appear in the Production: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration