Body of Water: Lake Huron
Vessel Type: Package Frieghter
Built: 1891 Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio USA
Length x Beam x Depth ft [m]: 296.2' x 40.3'x 21.1' [90.28] x [12.28] x [6.43]
Tonnage: 2348.43 Gross, 1875.23 Net
Official Number: 86136
Other Names: None
On June 7, 1906 the Grecian struck a rock and sank in shallow water at Detour Village in the St. Mary’s River. The ship was later refloated and taken in tow by the steamer Sir Henry Bessemer, en route to Detroit for repairs. Unexpectedly, it filled with water and sank near Thunder Bay Island. Its crew escaped in lifeboats. Attempts to salvage her in 1909 were unsucessful
Date of Loss: Friday, June 15, 1906
Location of Loss: Off Tunder Bay Island near Alpena, Michigan USA
The Grecian sits upright and intact with the exception of the midships.
Highlights: engine room, windlass, prop and rudder, steel canalon off stern (from salvage attempts).
Dive Depth ft [m]: 80'-100' [24.4-30.5]
Great Lakes Maritime Collection; Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Site Plan by Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Historical Collections of the Great Lakes BGSU.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes Website.