Vessel Type: Sail: wooden two-masted schooner
GPS Location: N45° 00.976' W83° 09.899'
Depth: 100 feet
Wreck Length: 134 feet
Beam: 26 feet
Gross Tonnage: 276
Cargo: Grain (corn)
Launched: 1864 by H.C. Piersons at Ogdensburg, New York
Wrecked: November 20, 1871
Mooring buoy: Number 37 on the map
Description: On its last voyage, E.B. Allen was on its way to Buffalo, New York, when it collided with another sailing ship in heavy fog. The other ship, Newsboy, tore a large hole in Allen's portside. As the ship began to sink, all of Allen's crew were rescued aboard Newsboy.
Today, the E.B. Allen rests on the lakebed with its hull largely intact. Although the masts are broken and most of the decking is gone, the windlass, anchor chains, and rudder are still in place.
Great Lakes Maritime Collection digital archive: http://greatlakeships.org/2897516/data?n=1