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Maid of the Mist

Two-Masted Schooner

GPS Location: N45° 06.971' W 83° 19.044'
Depth: 7 Feet
Wreck Length: 90 Feet Beam: 21 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 110 Gross Tons Cargo: Cedar Posts
Built: 1863 by Bartholomew Roy in St. Clair, Michigan
Wrecked: September 25, 1878

Bow buried in sand.
Bow buried in sand.

Description: The small schooner Maid of the Mist encountered a strong gale off Huron Beach while awaiting a load of cedar posts. The ship dragged anchor, grounded and broke its keel. Its wreckage consists of three sections including both sides and the bow buried deeply in the sand.


Port side showing railing and interior frames.
Port side showing railing and interior frames.

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:
45.11618, -83.3174
Phone: 989.356.8805
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