2-Mast Schooner Kyle Spangler

Body of Water: Lake Huron

Site Quality: Gold Stars

Site Plan by Thunder Bay Marine National Sanctuary


Vessel Type: 2-Mast Schooner

Built: 1856 by William Jones at Black River, Ohio USA

Length x Beam x Depth ft [m]: 130.1' x 26.1'x 11.1'   [39.65] x [7.96] x [3.38]

Tonnage: 349.6 Gross

Official Number: None

Other Names: None


Loss Details:

Bound for Buffalo, 15,000 bushels of corn; collided in dark with schooner RACINE off Presque Isle Light, shattering her starboard bow and sinking her in deep water. The RACINE took on the crew of the SPANGLER and made shallows of False Presque Isle, later salvaged. SPANGLER was located in 2003 by Stan Stock.

Date of Loss: Wednesday, November 7, 1860

Location of Loss: Off Preque Isle, Michigan USA


Site Details:

The SPANGLER sits upright and intact on a hard bottom with the exception of the starboard bow. Both mast were still standing in 2020. She is extremely photogenic.

Highlights: Port Anchor, windlass, standing masts, dead eyes, intact cabin, pottery, glassware, wheel, rudder.

Dive Depth ft [m]: 170'-185' [51.8-56.4]

Bibliography


Great Lakes Maritime Collection; Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Site Plan by Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

News Transcripts - Maritime History of the Great Lakes Website.

News Transcripts - Maritime History of the Great Lakes Website.

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