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B.W. Blanchard
Steam Barge
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GPS Location : N45°01.271’ W83°15.763’
Depth: 9 Feet
Wreck Length: 221 Feet Beam: 32.4 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 919 Cargo: Lumber
Built: 1870 by Quayle and Martin at Cleveland, Ohio
Wrecked: November 29, 1904
Description: The B.W. Blanchard and its consort schooner barges John T. Johnson and John Kilderhouse ran aground together on North Point Reef during a blinding snowstorm. The Kilderhouse was later pulled off the rocks but Blanchard and Johnson stuck fast and soon went to pieces. Their remains are now intermixed in very shallow water easily accessible to kayakers and snorkelers.

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