John J. Audubon
Lies in 178 feet of water north Presque Isle. Built in 1854 at Cleveland, the 370 ton, two masted brig sank later that same year. The Audubon lies mast up stern broken.
|JOHN J. AUDUBON
Other names : none also seen as just AUDUBON
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1854, G & W Jones, Black R. [Cleveland], Ohio
Specs : 370 t.
Date of loss : 1854, Oct 20
Place of loss : Halfway between Thunder Bay Isl. and Presque Isle, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : railroad iron
Detail : Bound Buffalo for Chicago, she was struck nearly amidships by the schooner DEFIANCE on a dark night [one source says foggy] and cut almost in half. Both vessels sank quickly. A newspaper clipping gives the location as 15 miles below Pte Aux Barques.
Owned by Merrick & Pierce of Clayton, NY.
Photo by Bob Broton
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