Depth 70-84 ft/ length 110 ft/ launched 1848/
lost with all hands Sept 20, 1856
When I was driving to the Straits portion
of my Northwind-Tobermory-Straits of Mackinac trip, the 110'
long brig Sandusky was the wreck that I wanted to see the most. It was a two
masted brig, which was a rare type in the Lakes and that one was reportedly in great
condition with intact bowsprit that had a ram figurehead (a replica one). IN 2003 trip, we
had to cut our Eber Ward dive short because we wanted to ensure wed have enough gas
left to complete the Sandusky dive safely.
I was disappointed in Sandusky it
was not the wreck that I would like to visit again. The figurine and bowsprit were nice,
but the rest was just ordinary.
include the ram figurehead; bowsprit; rudder; tiller; capstan; working
bilge pump and masts and rigging still on site. It is sitting upright in 70 ft of
water. Visibility was 30-50ft
really any I can think of there was a bit of a current, but manageable
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