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Montana

Today, the bow is broken open, but many interesting hull features can still be seen at the site. Its engine, boiler, shaft and propeller are all in place, while the windlass, capstan and rudder also lie among the wreckage.



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Other Names:None
Official Number:90501
Vessel Built:1872 by Muir and Livingston at Port Huron, Michigan
Vessel Specifications:236x36x14, 1536g 1383n
Type of Vessel:Wooden Steam Barge
Depth to Deck:58 ft (18m)
Depth to Bottom:63 ft (19m)
How it Sunk:The Montana was originally a swift package freighter operated by the New York Central Railroad's Western Transit Company. In 1909, she was rebuilt as a lumber carrier. En route from Detroit to Georgian Bay to load lumber in 1914, it caught fire, burned to the water's edge, and sank off Thunder Bay's North Point.
Loss Type:Fire
Date of Loss:1914, Sep 6
Place of Loss:off Thunder Bay Isl.
Vessel Cargo:None
Lives Loss:None
References:NOAA Thunder Bay,Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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March 30, 2017

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