Great Lakes Shipwrecks


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Tom McLeod

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Just a moment to remember some of the more recent ships that have been lost on the great lakes over the years. Of note, thoughts go out to the families with loved ones on the Carl D. Bradley, The Daniel Morrel and of course the Edmund Fitzgerald.
 
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From The Standard Freeholder:

U.S. Coast Guard leads investigation into collision with St. Regis boat
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AKWESASNE — A 25-foot U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat was the law enforcement vessel that collided with an Akwesasne resident's boat on the St. Lawrence River at about 9 p.m. Monday, the Coast Guard confirmed.

Two unidentified Akwesasne men on a hydro yacht sustained severe injuries in the collision, family members said. One of the men is reportedly paralyzed.
More at http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2534260
 
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From Canoe News:

Grounded freighter at Courtright has been freed
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COURTRIGHT – A Great Lakes freighter was freed Monday after running aground with a payload of stone.

"I got up at 6:30 a.m., I went out to get the newspaper and she was sitting there," said Jim Stewart, who lives on the St. Clair River. "I thought it was just waiting to back up."
More at http://www.theobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2540707
 
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From The Vancouver Sun:

Storied War of 1812 schooner back in the thick of battle
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A New York judge has added a new twist to the remarkable saga of a 200-year-old, Canadian-built warship that played a role in key victories by both sides in the War of 1812 and later ferried escaping American slaves to Canada before sinking in Lake Erie.
More at http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Storied+1812+schooner+back+thick+battle/3167829/story.html

Comment: The battle is actually in a courtroom. The ship herself lies at the bottom of Lake Erie where the crew left her in the 1830's.​
 
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From Yahoo Daily News:

Lake Michigan shipwreck found after 112 years
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MILWAUKEE — A great wooden steamship that sank more than a century ago in a violent Lake Michigan storm has been found off the Milwaukee-area shoreline, and divers say the intact vessel appears to have been perfectly preserved by the cold fresh waters.

Finding the 300-foot-long L.R. Doty was important because it was the largest wooden ship that remained unaccounted for, said Brendon Baillod, the president of the Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology Association.
More at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100624/ap_on_re_us/us_shipwreck_discovered_wis

Comment: An old mystery is finally solved!​
 
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From MSNBC:

19th century ship found in Lake Ontario
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A 19th-century commercial sailing ship, its twin masts still intact, sits upright in deep, frigid waters off the southern shore of Lake Ontario. Shipwreck explorers Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville said they located the schooner Milan in summer 2005 about five miles off Point Breeze, 30 miles west of Rochester. They videotaped the 93-foot-long, square-stern vessel this year using an unmanned submersible built with the help of college students.
More at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16160631/
 
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From The Observer:

Close call for burning freighter
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It could take a week before a burned lake freighter stuck in the St. Clair River can move on.

The 533-foot Sidsel Knutsen was carrying a load of fuel oil to Montreal when fire broke out in its engine room Tuesday. The out-of-control ship came within metres of slamming into the seawall on the U.S. side before its anchor caught and held the tanker swung about in the current.
More at http://www.theobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2699346
 
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From The U.S. Coast Gaurd:

PHOTO: Coast Guard, firefighters responding to sunken tug encased in ice
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SAGINAW, Mich. - The 65-foot tug Ann Marie sank and became encased in ice overnight Dec. 12, 2010, in Saginaw Bay, Mich.

Coast Guard and local fire department responders are working with representatives from the company that owns the tug to develop salvage plans.
More at http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/443/971955/
 

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Explorers find 2nd oldest confirmed shipwreck in Great Lakes
... Images captured by a remotely operated vehicle confirmed it is the Washington...
The 53-foot-long ship was carrying at least five people and a cargo of merchandise, including goods from India, when it set sail from Kingston, Ontario, for its home port of Niagara, Ontario, on Nov. 6, 1803. The vessel was caught in a fierce storm and sank.
 

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