Tag Archives: Lake Huron

Charles A. King

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Lake Name: Lake Huron Shipwreck Name: Charles A. King Vessel Type: Wooden schooner Location: Harbor Beach, MI Vessel Build Info: 1863, Roderick Calkins & Blaisedell, Cleveland Shipwreck Specs: 140x26x12, 316g 300n Official Number: 5058 Names Other: none but sometimes seen as C.A. King Sinking Detail: She foundered off Harbor Beach in a NE gale. The crew was rescued by […]

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Minnedosa

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Lake Name: Lake Huron Shipwreck Name: Minnedosa Vessel Type:  Schooner, wood, bulk freight, 4-mast Location: Harbor Beach, MI Vessel Build Info: 1890, Montreal Transportation Co., Kingston, Ont Shipwreck Specs: 245x36x15, 1081gc 1041nc Official Number: 94884 Names Other: none Sinking Detail: She was torn away from her tow steamer WESTMOUNT and foundered in a huge gale that sunk many ships. […]

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City of Detroit

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Lake Name: Lake Huron Shipwreck Name: City of Detroit Vessel Type:  Propeller, wood, passenger & package freight Location: Port Austin, MI Vessel Build Info: 1866, Lester, Marine City, MI Shipwreck Specs:  166x28x11, 652 t. Official Number: 4378 Names Other: none Sinking Detail: Bound Milwaukee for Sarnia and towing the barge GUIDING STAR, she sailed into a storm, never […]

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Sidewheeler Detroit

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Lake Name: Lake Huron Shipwreck Name: Detroit Vessel Type: Wooden sidewheel steamer Location: Port Austin, MI Vessel Build Info: 1846, Wolverton, Newport, MI* Shipwreck Specs:  157x23x10, 354 t. Official Number: none Names Other: none Sinking Detail: Collided with brig NUCLEUS in a heavy fog and sank, exact location unreported until she was located in 1994. Bound Detroit […]

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WBKB Learns Interesting Facts of the Monohansett

Interview with Stephanie Gandulla as she describes the shipwreck Monohansett out of Alpena, MI.  It’s a shallow wreck at snorkeling depth but the water can be crystal clear since it’s out of the bay by the Thunderbay island.  Interesting story about the helmsman getting thrown into the lake by a wave during a storm and […]

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