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Defiance
Wooden Two-Masted Schooner
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GPS Location: N45° 14.058’ W83° 16.707’
Depth: 185 Feet
Wreck Length: 115 Feet Beam: 26 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 253 Cargo: Corn, Wheat
Built: 1848 by Capt. Roby at Perryburg, Ohio
Wrecked: October 20, 1854
Description: At just after 1 o’clock in the morning the two-masted schooner Defiance was run into by the J.J. Audubon off Presque Isle. Both vessels were fatally injured and sank within a few miles of one another. Defiance is remarkably preserved with mast upright and little damage to the hull.

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Defiance by Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary on Sketchfab

 

 

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