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F.T. Barney
Two-Masted Schooner
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GPS Location : N45°29.150’ W83°50.550’
Depth: 160 Feet
Wreck Length: 126 Feet Beam: 26 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 254 Cargo: Coal
Built: 1856 by W. Cheney at Vermillion, Ohio
Wrecked: October 23, 1868
Description: En route from Cleveland to Milwaukee, F.T. Barney was run into by the schooner T.J. Bronson. The ship sank in less than two minutes in very deep water with a cargo of coal. No lives were lost. The wreck is one of the most complete of its kind with masts and deck equipment still in place.

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