E.B. Allen

Today, the E.B. Allen sits on an even keel, with its hull largely intact. Although the masts are broken and most of the decking is gone, the windlass, anchor chains, and rudder are still in place.

Other Names:
Official Number:7818
Vessel Built:1864, H.C. Piersons, Ogdensburg, NY
Vessel Specifications:111 ft x 26ft, 275 t
Type of Vessel:Wooden Two-Masted Schooner
Depth to Deck:90 ft (27m)
Depth to Bottom:100 ft (31m)
How it Sunk:On its last voyage, the E.B. Allen was bound for Buffalo, New York, carrying a cargo of grain. When it was about 2 miles southeast of Thunder Bay Island, it met the bark Newsboy in heavy fog. The two ships collided, and the Newsboy tore a large hole in the Allen's portside. As the ship began to sink, the Allen's crew was removed and taken on board the other vessel.
Loss Type:Collision
Date of Loss:1871, Sep 18
Place of Loss:Off Thunder Bay Isl, MI
Vessel Cargo:Grain
Lives Loss:None
References:NOAA Thunder Bay,Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
Today is:
March 30, 2017

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