3-Mast Schooner Cornelia B. Windiate

Body of Water: Lake Huron

Site Quality: Gold Stars

Rough Site Sketch by Jack Papes

Vessel Type: 3-Masted Schooner

Built: 1874 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA

Length x Beam x Depth ft [m]: 138.6' x 26.2'x 11.2'   [42.25] x [7.99] x [3.41]

Tonnage: 322.39 Gross

Official Number: 125375

Other Names: None

Loss Details:

Bound Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Buffalo, New York, she became trapped in ice & sunk; crew of 9 lost. Wreck located in 1987 by Paul Ehorn and John Steele.

Date of Loss: Last seen leaving Milwaukee Saturday, November 28, 1875

Location of Loss: Off Middle Island near Rogers City, Michigan USA

Site Details:

The Windiate is completely intact, less the canvas sails, and sits upright on a hard bottom. All three mast were standing in 2006.

Highlights: Wheel, Name Board, Yawl, Cabin and Hatch Covers in place, Rigging.

Dive Depth ft [m]: 160'-180' [48.8-54.9]


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

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Maritime History of the Great Lakes Website.

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