Schooner Grace Channon
Lake Name: Lake Michigan
Shipwreck Name: Grace Channon
Additional Shipwreck Pictures
Vessel Type: Schooner, Three-Masted
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Build Info: 1873, W. Ellinwood, E. Saginaw, MI
Shipwreck Specs: 141x26x12, 266 g
Names Other: none , but many spelling variations of the name are seen including SHANNON, CHARMON, CHARMING, CHARME, etc.
Collided with the propeller tug FAVORITE and sunk. Bound Chicago for Buffalo. The young son of the owner of the schooner was lost.
Loss Date: 8/2/1877
Loss Place: 12 mi S of Milwaukee
Loss Life: One
Loss Reason: Collision
Vessel Cargo: Light or coal
Three-masted wooden schooner sits upright and is quite intact with the main cabin still on the deck. The anchors and anchor chains are proudly hanging of the bow; while the port side shows the collision hole clearly. Penetration is possible but limited for the trained and experienced.
Dive Type: Technical
Depth Deck(ft): 170 ft
Depth Bottom(ft): 185 ft
Depth Deck(m): 51 m
Depth Bottom(m): 56 m