GPS Location : N45°29.150' W83°50.550'
Depth: 160 Feet
Wreck Length: 160 Feet Beam: 26 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 254 Cargo: None
Built: 1856 by W. Cheney at Vermillion, Ohio
Wrecked: October 23, 1868

Diver investigates the bowsprit and cated anchors
Diver investigates the bowsprit and cated anchors

Description: En route from Cleveland to Milwaukee, F.T. Barney was run into by the schooner T.J. Bronson. The ship sank in less than two minutes in very deep water with a cargo of coal. No lives were lost. The wreck is one of the most complete of its kind with masts and deck equipment still in place. Click here to read more about the F.T. Barney.


Stern deck hatch and wheel
Stern deck hatch and wheel

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Enjoy diving the wrecks of Thunder Bay, but always respect the past. State and federal laws prohibit removing or disturbing artifacts. Future generations are depending on us to leave historic shipwrecks intact. Please take only pictures and leave only bubbles. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Shipwreck List

The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary maintains seasonal moorings at many shipwreck sites. Available from May to September, the moorings make for safer diving and also protect shipwrecks from anchor damage. Sanctuary regulations require vessels to use moorings when present. Mooring Buoy Interactive Map

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