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Corsican
Wooden Two-Masted Schooner
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GPS Location: N44°54.760' W83°03.300'
Depth: 160 Feet
Wreck Length: 112 Feet Beam: 25 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 210 Cargo: Coal
Launched: 1862 by H. Rogers in Olcott, New York
Wrecked: June 1, 1893
Description: On the foggy morning of June 2nd the steel steam barge Corsica collided with the schooner Corsican off Thunder Bay. The schooner was nearly cut in two and went to the bottom instantly with its entire crew. The cabin and stern of the wreck are badly damaged with large sections missing and piles of jumbled wreckage above the deck. The wheel with steering box is wrenched upwards and no longer attached to the rudder. Deck hatches are still intact revealing a coal cargo, though the entire deck has collapsed into the hull. The bow windlass, still wrapped with anchor chain, and a capstan remain upright. Rigged spars rest atop the wreckage and in adjacent sediments.


Corsican

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