Vessel Type: Sail: wooden two-masted brigantine
GPS Location: N45°00.853' W83°15.377'
Depth: 12 feet
Wreck Length: 136 feet
Beam: 25 feet
Gross Tonnage: 318
Cargo: Iron ore
Launched: 1862 by Lewis Shickluna in St. Catharines, Ontario
Wrecked: November 8, 1877
Description: Empire State ran into a ferocious gale off Thunder Bay that put the schooner ashore on North Point Reef. The schooner broke in two almost instantly and the crew was rescued by the Thunder Bay Island Life Saving Station.
Today a large section of wreckage, including some of the cargo, remains on the reef. The sides are separated and missing and the rudder and portions of the stern are located a few hundred yards west of the hull wreckage.