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Schooner Corsican

Lake Name: Lake Huron
Shipwreck Name: Corsican
Corsican
Vessel Type: Wooden Two-Masted Schooner
Location: Thunder Bay, MI
Vessel Build Info: 1862, Rogers, Olcott, NY
Shipwreck Specs: 112x25x10 210g 200n
Official Number: 4922
Names Other: None

Sinking Detail
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 Date: 6/2/1893
Loss Place: off Thunder Bay Island
Loss Life: 6 (all)
Loss Reason: Collision
Vessel Cargo: Coal

Shipwreck Description
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.

Dive Type:
Entry level technical
Depth Deck(ft): 155 ft
Depth Bottom(ft): 160 ft
Depth Deck(m): 47 m
Depth Bottom(m): 49 m
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