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The steamer Grecian was built in 1900. She was 265 feet long had a 42 foot beam and displaced 2,827gross and 1,994 net tons.

The Grecian left Boston with a general cargo. Bound for Baltimore on May 27, 1932 the Grecian and the City of Chattanooga crashed in a pea soup fog off Block Island. The Chattanooga’s Captain reported "We were almost stopped at the time of the crash. The Grecian was going to cross our bow. She loomed up out of the fog about two minutes before the collision. We put our engines into reverse, but it was too late. The Grecian went down within only five minutes taking four of her crew to their graves.

The Grecian wreck now sits in 100 feet of water. Capt Eric Takakjian reports that the wreck is low lying. Her bow is intact and sits on its starboard side. Sand at this site moves quite a bit. This wreck can and does get covered and uncovered repeatedly depending on weather conditions. Average visibility ranges from 30 to 40 feet and their is usually little current.