GPS Location: N44° 58.109’ W83° 12.057’ Depth: 100 Feet (Stern Deck at 75 Feet) Wreck Length: 296 Feet Beam: 40 Feet Gross Tonnage: 2348 Cargo: None Launched: 1891 by Globe Iron Works at Cleveland, Ohio Wrecked: June 15, 1906 Description: On June 7, 1906 the Grecian struck a rock and sank in shallow water
at Detour Village in the St. Mary’s River.
The ship was later refloated and taken in
tow by the steamer Sir Henry Bessemer, en route to Detroit for repairs.
it filled with water and sank near Thunder Bay Island. Its crew
escaped in lifeboats. Today the Grecian’s bow and stern lie
intact, while the midships
portion has collapsed. The engine, boiler, portions of the propeller and deck
machinery are all in
place. There is also a steel canalon (salvage lifting device)
lying off the vessel’s stern from a 1909 salvage attempt.
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