Thursday, July 14, 2011

Explorers find 2 shipwrecks in northern Lake Huron

Explorers find 2 shipwrecks in northern Lake Huron

  M.F. MERRICK
Other names   :  none
Official no.     :  16342
Type at loss    :  schooner, wood
Build info       :  1863, J. Oades, Clayton, NY
Specs              :  137x25x11, 295g  280n
Date of loss    :  1889, May 17
Place of loss   :  off Presque Isle, MI
Lake                : Huron
Type of loss    :  collision
Loss of life      :  5 of 7
Carrying         :  furnace sand
Detail              : She was run down in a heavy fog by the steamer R.P. RANNEY and dove under bow first in less than a minute. She was well offshore at the  time. Bound Port Austin for Portage, MI. Owned at this time by Taylor & Maitland of Detroit. Master: Capt. Alexander Rusho.
Built for E.G. Merrick's "Reindeer Line" out of Detroit
Rebuilt, 1877. Also probably ashore in Georgian Bay, 1865.
Sources            :   mv,nsp,slh,h,lhdc,wb,hgl,rsl,eas,es3-2,

info from: http://greatlakeshistory.homestead.com/files/m.htm