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Grecian

Steel Bulk Freighter
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Steel hulls became commonplace by the late 19th century.
Steel hulls became commonplace by the late 19th century.

GPS Location: N44° 58.109' W83° 12.057'
Depth: 95 Feet (Deck at 75 Feet)
Wreck Length: 296 Feet Beam: 40 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 2348 Cargo: None
Launched: 1891 by Globe Iron Works at Cleveland, Ohio
Wrecked: June 15, 1906

Description: One June 7, 1906 the Grecian struck a rock and sank in shallow water at Detour Village in the St. Mary's River. The ship was later refloated and taken in tow by the steamer Sir Henry Bessemer, to be brought to Detroit for repairs. Unexpectedly, it filled with water and sank near Thunder Bay Island. Its crew escaped in lifeboats. Today the Grecian's bow and stern lie intact, while the midships portion is collapsed. The engine, boiler, propeller and deck machinery are all in place. There is also a steel canalon (salvage buoy) lying off the vessel's stern from a 1909 salvage attempt.

 

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Link to historical information on this ship.

 

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.


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.


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GPS Coordinates:
44.96848, -83.20095
Contact:
Phone: 989.356.8805
 
 
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