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Sandusky

She sits upright and intact, with magnificent sights such as the scroll figurehead, completely intact bowsprit with chains, bow anchors, and windlass. The Sandusky is the oldest located and most visited shipwreck in the Straits of Mackinac.



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Other Names:none
Official Number:none
Vessel Built:1848, D. Dibble, Sandusky
Vessel Specifications:110x26x9, 226 t.
Type of Vessel:Brig, Two-Masted
Depth to Deck:70 ft (21m)
Depth to Bottom:84 ft (25m)
How it Sunk:Bound Chicago for Buffalo, she sank with her masts emerging. Her crew climbed up, but none of the several vessels who saw them were able to assist. The wreck was located in 1985. Ashore on Long Point, Lake Erie, and sunk in September, 1848.
Loss Type:Storm
Date of Loss:1856, Sept. 18
Place of Loss:5mi Old Mackinac Pt., Straits
Vessel Cargo:Grain
Lives Loss:7 of 7
References:Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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November 23, 2014

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