Vessel Type: Sail: Wooden two-masted schooner
GPS Location: N44°54.760' W83°03.300'
Depth: 160 Feet
Wreck Length: 112 Feet
Beam: 25 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 210
Launched: 1862 by H. Rogers in Olcott, New York
Wrecked: June 1, 1893
Mooring buoy: No
Description: On a foggy morning in June, the steel steam barge Corsica collided with the wooden schooner Corsican off Thunder Bay in Lake Huron. The schooner was nearly cut in two and went to the bottom instantly taking its entire crew with it.
Today, this grave site rests on the lake bottom. The cabin and stern of the wreck have large sections missing and piles of jumbled wreckage cover the collapsed deck. The ship’s steering wheel is wrenched upwards and no longer attached to the rudder. The bow windlass is still wrapped with anchor chain and rigged spars rest atop the wreckage, as well as in the adjacent lake bottom.
Great Lakes Maritime Collection digital archive: http://greatlakeships.org/2894136/data?n=1