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Schooner Sandusky

Lake Name: Lake Michigan
Shipwreck Name: Sandusky


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Vessel Type: Brig, Two-Masted
Location: Straits of Mackinac, MI
Vessel Build Info: 1848, D. Dibble, Sandusky
Shipwreck Specs: 110x26x9, 226 t.
Official Number: none
Names Other: none

Sinking Detail
Bound Chicago for Buffalo, she sank with her masts emerging. Her crew climbed up, but none of the several vessels who saw them were able to assist. The wreck was located in 1985. Ashore on Long Point, Lake Erie, and sunk in September, 1848.
Loss Date: 9/18/1856
Loss Place: 5mi Old Mackinac Pt., Straits
Loss Life: 7 of 7
Loss Reason: Storm
Vessel Cargo: Grain

Shipwreck Description
She sits upright and intact, with magnificent sights such as the scroll figurehead (replacement one), completely intact bowsprit with chains, bow anchors, and windlass. The Sandusky is the oldest located and most visited shipwreck in the Straits of Mackinac.

Dive Type: Recreational
Depth Deck(ft): 70 ft
Depth Bottom(ft): 84 ft
Depth Deck(m): 21 m
Depth Bottom(m): 25 m

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