James R. BentleyThe mizzenmast is upright but the other masts have toppled. The stunningly unique dragon figurehead is now on a display in the Wisconsin museum.
|Other Names:||none shows in '69 mvus as JAMES R. BENTLY|
|Vessel Built:||1867, Bailey Bros., Fairport, OH|
|Vessel Specifications:||170 ft, 575 t.|
|Type of Vessel:||Three-Masted Schooner|
|Depth to Deck:||155 ft (47m)|
|Depth to Bottom:||165 ft (50m)|
|How it Sunk:||Bound Buffalo for Chicago, she struck a shoal in heavy weather and foundered. Her crew was rescued from rough seas by the bark ERASTUS CORNING(qv).
Wreck was located in 1984.|
|Date of Loss:||1878, Nov 12|
|Place of Loss:||off 40-mile Point, eastern Straits of Mackinac|
|References:||Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze|