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Maid of the Mist
Two-Masted Schooner
Historic Research Collection

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GPS Location: N45° 06.971’ W 83° 19.044’
Depth: 7 Feet
Wreck Length: 90 Feet Beam: 21 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 110 Gross Tons Cargo: Cedar Posts
Built: 1863 by Bartholomew Roy at St. Clair, Michigan
Wrecked: September 25, 1878
Description: The small schooner Maid of the Mist encountered a strong gale off Huron Beach while awaiting a load of cedar posts. The ship dragged anchor, grounded and broke its keel. Its wreckage consists of three sections including both sides and the bow buried deeply in the sand.

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