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Ishpeming
Wooden Three-Masted Schooner
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GPS Location: N44°48.589' W83°16.650'
Depth: 12 Feet
Wreck Length: 157 Feet Beam: 26 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 418 Cargo: Coal
Launched: 1872 by James M. Jones in Detroit, Michigan
Wrecked: November 29, 1903
Description: This oak-hulled bulk freight schooner-barge was in active Great Lakes service in the lumber, coal and grain trades until November 1903 when it ran ashore, after first being cast off by its towing steamer, and broke up on Black River Island. The lower portion of the bilge is located in shallow water while most of the upper works are missing or scattered.


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