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William H. Stevens
Wooden Two-Masted Schooner
Historic Research Collection

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GPS Location: N44°53.773’ W83°19.653'
Depth: 10 Feet
Wreck Length: 117 Feet Beam: 32 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 297 Cargo: Wheat
Built: 1855 by Peck and Masters at Cleveland, Ohio
Wrecked: November 15, 1863
Description: The schooner William H. Stevens went on the rocks between Bird and Scarecrow Islands and was not recoverable. Although flattened the schooner is largely complete with both sides, the lower bilge, and the centerboard trunk still easily visible to kayakers and snorkelers.


William H. Stevens



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