Monday, September 9, 2019

Detroit

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DETROIT - (N.44.13.611 W.082.45.435)  200 Feet Deep.  The Detroit was a wooden paddle wheel steamer that was built in Marine City, MI in 1846.  The Detroit was 157 feet long and suffered a collision with the brig Nucleus in heavy fog on May 25th, 1854.  The Detroit was carrying a load of lumber, coal, and hay at the time of the loss.  Today she is a beautiful example of a sidewheel steamer.  Both paddle wheels are intact and the engine still stands between the two paddle wheels.  (Drawing by Robert McGreevy of the Detroit on the bottom of Lake Huron)







































E.P. Dorr

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E.P. DORR - (N.44.08.790 W.082.43.960)  175 Feet Deep.  The E.P. Dorr was a wooded tugboat that was built in 1855 in Buffalo, NY.  The Dorr was lost on June 28th,, 1856 when it collided with the Oliver Cromwell.  At the time of its loss, it was carrying salvage parts from other ships including steam pumps, anchors, windlass's, and tools.  Many of these parts not scatter both the shipwreck and the area around the shipwreck.  The Dorr sits upright on the lake bottom and is intact.








Collision damage from the Oliver Cromwell as seen from the starboard side deck.

Anchor on the bow deck of the E.P. Dorr

Windless on the bow of the E.P.Dorr

A wood stock anchor that had previously been salvaged by the E.P. Dorr before she sank.

A salvaged windless sits on deck that was previously salvaged by the E.P. Dorr.