LOCATION: Western Lake Erie off Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LIES: Upright on mud bottom.
CONDITION: Mostly Intact, broken at stern.
DEPTH: 75' [23m]
TYPE: Schooner-barge (originally 3-mast)
BUILT: 1893 at West Bay City, MI, USA.
LOST: Floundered in a storm September 11, 1900 prior to being cut loose by
the steamer John N. Glidden.
DIMENSIONS: 211' [64m] Length x
35' [11m] beam x 16'-5" [5m] .
NOTES: · Site
is currently being surveyed by the Maritime Archeological Survey Team, MAST
. Mooring is secured to the Deck Winch approximately mid-ships.·
Light zebra mussel
infestation. · Deck
planking is mostly intact and sits approximately 10 ft [3m] off of the
bottom. · At
the bow, a large donkey boiler, steam winch, and chain sits a top the jagged
pile of collapsed decking. The anchor chain runs through the hawse pipe and
over the starboard side, hanging, empty, just shy of the bottom -- anchors
apparently salvaged. A large stem post extends well above the decking. ·
Moving aft, 6 Cargo hatches exist, all offer
easy access to the hold. The deck is littered with numerous artifacts
such as turnbuckles, blocks, knees, planking...etc. ·
Just aft of the aft mast, the stern is mostly
rudder post remains upright here. Overall an exposed, large,
intact schooner in excellent condition, especially considering her shallow
depth and location just off of Cleveland. A must see!