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Crystal Wreck
(Georgann Wachter believes to be the E. S. J. BEMIS. Stats listed below.)

Located in 115 ft [35m] of water in Eastern Lake Erie. Off of Long Point.

Video Taken July 16, 2005

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Stats Below From "The Great Lakes Shipwreck File: 
Total Losses of Great Lakes Ships 1679 - 1999"
by Dave Swayze


Other names : also seen as E. St. JOHN BEMIS
Official # : 7328
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1855, S Ruggles, Milan, OH
Specs : 294 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1870, Sep
Place of loss : 15 mi off Port Rowan, Ont
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 14,000 bu wheat
Detail : Bound Detroit for Buffalo, she was caught by a gale and foundered in about 100 feet of water. Her crew took to the yawl and made it to shore safely. The tug SARAH E. BRYANT attempted to salvage her in Oct.
Owned by John Stewart of Detroit or Buffalo
Sources : nsp,rsl,mv,wmn


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