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Sagamore

This wreck lies at the entrance to the St. Mary's River, Whitefish Bay. The wreck sits upright and mostly intact. The wide open hatches provide easy access for a swim throughout the wreck, and the collision damage is clear near the stern. The triple bow towrings are impressive, as is the sheer size of this wreck. This excellent site lies in the shipping lane directly out of the Sault locks, with immense freighters pouring out of there almost non-stop.



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Other Names:none
Official Number:57932
Vessel Built:1892, American Steel Barge Co. [A. McDougall], W. Superior, WI
Vessel Specifications:308 ft. 1601g 1557n
Type of Vessel:Whaleback
Depth to Deck:42 ft (13m)
Depth to Bottom:63 ft (19m)
How it Sunk:She was riding at anchor waiting out fog when she was rammed by the 300-ft steel steamer NORTHERN QUEEN. SAGAMORE was riding very low in the water and was practically invisible because of the normal low profile of whalebacks. She split amidships and sank very quickly. She had been the tow of the whaleback steamer PATHFINDER.
Loss Type:Collision
Date of Loss:1901, Jul 29
Place of Loss:off Iroquois Pt., Whitefish Bay
Vessel Cargo:Iron Ore
Lives Loss:3
References:Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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March 30, 2017

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