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Corsican

The cabin and stern of the wreck are badly damaged with large sections missing and piles of jumbled wreckage above the deck. The wheel with steering box is wrenched upwards and no longer attached to the rudder. Deck hatches are still intact revealing a coal cargo, though the entire deck has collapsed into the hull. The bow windlass, still wrapped with anchor chain, and a capstan remain upright. Rigged spars rest atop the wreckage and in adjacent sediments.



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Other Names:None
Official Number:4922
Vessel Built:1862, Rogers, Olcott, NY
Vessel Specifications:112x25x10 210g 200n
Type of Vessel:Wooden Two-Masted Schooner
Depth to Deck:155 ft (47m)
Depth to Bottom:160 ft (49m)
How it Sunk:On the foggy morning of June 2nd the steel steam barge Corsica collided with the schooner Corsican off Thunder Bay. The schooner was nearly cut in two and went to the bottom instantly with its entire crew.
Loss Type:Collision
Date of Loss:1893, Jun 2
Place of Loss:off Thunder Bay Island
Vessel Cargo:Coal
Lives Loss:6 (all)
References:NOAA Thunder Bay, Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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March 30, 2017

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