Oscar T. Flint

a shipwreck rest on a sandy lakebed
The remains of the shipwreck Oscar T. Flint

Vessel Type: Motor: wooden steam barge

GPS Location: N45° 01.568’ W83° 20.843’

Depth: 30 feet

Wreck Length: 218 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Gross Tonnage: 824

Cargo: Limestone and 500 barrels of salt

Launched: 1889 by Simon Langell at St. Clair, Michigan

Wrecked: November 25, 1909

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Description: Oscar T. Flint caught fire just after leaving Alpena and burned to the waterline, becoming a total loss about four miles east of the Thunder Bay River mouth. Except for the bow, today much of the ship’s hull is still intact, along with some of the limestone cargo. The anchors and windlass now seen at the bow of the wreck site were reportedly brought there from the wreck of the schooner Lucinda Van Valkenburg.

Great Lakes Maritime Collection digital archive: http://greatlakeships.org/2898532/data?n=1

a diver swims above debris from a shipwreck
A diver explores Oscar T. Flint
a diagram of a shipwreck
Shipwreck Oscar T. Flint site plan
a pile of debris from a shipwreck
Much of the ship’s hull is still visible at the wreck of Oscar T. Flint