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GPS Location: N45°19.396' W83°27.508'
Depth: 5 Feet
Wreck Length: 202 Feet
Beam: 29 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 669
Cargo: Provisions
Launched: 1846 by C.L. Gager in Detroit, Michigan
Wrecked: November 26, 1853
Description: The steamer Albany, carrying 200 passengers, provisions, and supplies, went ashore during a storm at Presque Isle. The passengers had a horrible night, but all were safely landed before dark the following day including. The wreck was stripped of its furniture and abandoned for the season. The primary wreckage consists of the lower bilge approximately 106’ in length and features massive centerline and bilge keelson, with rider keelsons and standing knees to support the machinery.



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