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Wooden Two-Masted Schooner
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GPS Location: N45°24.620' W83°45.986'
Depth: 16 Feet
Wreck Length: 138 Feet Beam: 26 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 305
Launched: 1860 by John Oades in Clayton, New York
Wrecked: October 6, 1895
Description: The schooner Reindeer went ashore near Crawford’s Quarry, now Rogers City, and became a total wreck in October 1895. Two sister keelsons are located on either side of the central keelson and centerboard pocket piece. Heavy ceiling covers the double framed hull, with quadruple frame sets at the forward and after ends of the centerboard trunk. Wire rigging is located across the bottom section and in nearby sediment.

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