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Found by John Steele May 1986. The steel steamer (296'x40'x24') sank in the thick fog after a collision with the Canadian steamer Jack on May 30th 1895. She sits intact on a 45 degree list too port in 210 feet of water.
Other names : none
Official no. : 130505
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
Specs : 297x40x21, 2304g 1861n
Date of loss : 1895, May 30
Place of loss : 4 mi NE of Middle Isl., off Rockport, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : light
Detail : Rammed amidships by wooden lumber hooker JACK (see BOTHNIA), and sank in 180 feet of water in 3 minutes. Eyewitnesses said both vessels were running at high speed in the heavy fog, but both denied it. Survivors were picked up from life rafts by the small steamer M. SICKEN(qv). A very expensive salvage expedition failed to raise her in '96.
Wreck located in 1986.
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