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Norman

Found by John Steele May 1986. The steel steamer sank in the thick fog after a collision with the Canadian steamer Jack on May 30th 1895. She sits intact on a 45 degree list too port in 210 feet of water.



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Other Names:none
Official Number:130505
Vessel Built:1890, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
Vessel Specifications:297x40x21, 2304g 1861n
Type of Vessel:Steel Steamer
Depth to Deck:160 ft (53m)
Depth to Bottom:200 ft (67m)
How it Sunk:Rammed amidships by wooden lumber hooker JACK (see BOTHNIA), and sank in 210 feet of water in 3 minutes. Eyewitnesses said both vessels were running at high speed in the heavy fog, but both denied it. Survivors were picked up from life rafts by the small steamer M. SICKEN(qv). A very expensive salvage expedition failed to raise her in '96.
Loss Type:Collision
Date of Loss:1895, May 30
Place of Loss:4 mi NE of Middle Isl., off Rockport, MI
Vessel Cargo:Light
Lives Loss:3
References:Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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