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James R. Bentley

The mizzenmast is upright but the other masts have toppled. The stunningly unique dragon figurehead is now on a display in the Wisconsin museum.



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Other Names:none shows in '69 mvus as JAMES R. BENTLY
Official Number:12720
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.
Loss Type:Storm
Date of Loss:1878, Nov 12
Place of Loss:off 40-mile Point, eastern Straits of Mackinac
Vessel Cargo:Grain
Lives Loss:none
References:Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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March 30, 2017

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