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W.G. Mason
Historic Research Collection

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GPS Location : N45°24.639' W83°44.833'
Depth: 13 Feet
Wreck Length: 84 Feet Beam: 21 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 99 Cargo: Light
Launched: 1898 by Jenks Shipbuilding Company in Port Huron, Michigan
Wrecked: Circa 1924
Description: In 1924 the W.G. Mason was dismantled and its steering gear removed and the tug’s enrollment was surrendered as “abandoned and dismantled at Rogers City” in December 1926. The lower bilge is covered in dropped fasteners, broken machinery, steel grating, angle iron, twisted reinforcement bands, and miscellaneous debris and shows clear evidence of burning. The hull and rudder are sheathed in plate iron.

W.G. Mason
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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