John J. Audubon

Lies in 178 feet of water north Presque Isle. Built in 1854 at Cleveland, the 370 ton, two masted brig sank later that same year. The Audubon lies mast up stern broken.

Other Names:none also seen as just AUDUBON
Official Number:none
Vessel Built:1854, G & W Jones, Black R. [Cleveland], Ohio
Vessel Specifications:370 t.
Type of Vessel:Two-Masted Schooner
Depth to Deck:150 ft (46m)
Depth to Bottom:173 ft (53m)
How it Sunk:Bound Buffalo for Chicago, she was struck nearly amidships by the schooner DEFIANCE on a dark night [one source says foggy] and cut almost in half. Both vessels sank quickly. A newspaper clipping gives the location as 15 miles below Pte Aux Barques.
Loss Type:Collision
Date of Loss:1854, Oct 20
Place of Loss:Halfway between Thunder Bay Isl. and Presque Isle
Vessel Cargo:Railroad Iron
Lives Loss:none
References:Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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