american Sandusky (+1856)
report an error
       
  Details  
 
general
nationality american
purpose transport
type brig
propulsion sailing ship
date built 1848
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 225  grt
dimensions 33.5 x 7.6 x 3.4 m
material wood
rigging 2 masts square rigged brig
speed  
about the loss
cause lost gale/storm
date lost 20/09/1856  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.7rank: 656
about people
builder
Dibble Dan, Sandusky
last owner
[1]Ellsworth & Co., Buffalo
Sandusky (+1856)
period 1853 ~ 1856
prev. owners
[2]Rounds Capt., Sandusky
Sandusky
period 1849 ~ 1853
captain Thomas Smith
complement 7
about the wreck
status in good state
depth (m.) 30 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
position on seabed upright
visibility good
protected yes
war grave
references
references
  michiganpreserves...
updates
entered by Gothro Phil
entered 07/05/2011
last update Gothro Phil
last update 20/09/2012
 
  Position  
 
Gothro Phil02/11/2011
latitudehydro member
longitudehydro member
AIShydro member
mark add position to my marks (+/-5miles)
dist. homeportdist. homeport
ref. used
  superiortrips.com
position disp.
show neighbour. wrecks members only
insert new position
 
  The Wreck today  
 
insert wreck site info
 
  Movies  
  insert new movie  
 
  Pictures  
 
 
    copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu 
 
 
insert new picture
 
  History  
 
Gothro Phil07/05/2011The brig Sandusky was only eight years old when on Sept. 20, 1856 Captain Thomas Smith and six crew members found themselves battling a full gale in northern Lake Michigan, while headed for Buffalo with a full load of grain.

They almost made the security of Lake Huron, but the huge following seas through the Straits passage caused her to founder. She settled rapidly with her mast protruding. All perished

insert new history
 
  Documents  
  insert new document  
 
US
pref. Google
 
 
WRECKS: DISABLED zoom out zoom in view full chart
chart
Sandusky (+1856)
US
More charts
Great Lakes - Straits of Mackinac Lake Michigan - North part Great Lakes - Lake Huron Great Lakes - Lake Michigan Great Lakes US The World
 
 
  Update statistics  
 
  Advertisement  
 
advertise
 
   
  search  
 
You may consider access to
search wreck
show prev. names
A-Z search
 
search chart:
chart catalogue
 
search owner/builder: