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Charles A. King

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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Carl D. Bradley split in two, sank 60 years ago, causing heartache for Michigan town

Carl D. Bradley is a big freighter that sunk in northern lake Michigan 60 years ago and sits 360 to 380ft deep.  This was an effort to push the slightly damaged ship for just one more trip that resulted in a tragedy.  Frank Mays, one of the wreck’s survivors still alive, plans to tell his […]

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Why the ‘White Hurricane’ of November 1913 was the Great Lakes’ worst disaster in history

The year 1913 was marked by a devastating multi-day bitter cold storm on the Great Lakes known as the ‘White Hurricane’.  Many ships and sailors were lost.  Read more…

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