Body of Water: Lake Erie
Vessel Type: 2-Mast Schooner
Built: 1874 at Algonac, Michigan USA
Length x Beam x Depth ft [m]: 136.7' x 25.6' x 11.4' [41.67] x [7.80] x [3.47]
Tonnage: 320 Gross, 304 Net
Official Number: 2892
Other Names: Belle Mitchell
Departed Toledo bound for Buffalo with a load of wheat. Lost with all hands in remnants of a gulf hurricane.
Date of Loss: Thursday, October 14, 1886
Location of Loss: East of Long Point, North of Conneaut, Ohio USA
Site was discovered by Georgann and Mike Wachter in 2005. See thier description on the Wachter's http://www.eriewrecks.com/ website. As I type this in the fall 2020, only a small handfull of divers have explored her, and she is pristine cept for the silt, mussel encrustation and fishing net remants.
Highlights: See above photo mosaic of the site.
Dive Depth ft [m]: 60'-75' [18.3-22.9]
Wachter, Georgann & Michael; ERIE WRECKS AND LIGHTS pg. 166-169; 2007.
Gerald C. Metzler Great Lakes Vessel Database.
The Great Lakes Shipwreck File: Total Losses of Great Lakes Ships 1679 - 1999 by Dave Swayze.