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Schooner BARGE TROYSchooner BARGE TROY
by Mike Spears
Historical Sketch           
 
The TROY was built at Marine City, MI in 1872 by David Lester and is believed to have served as a lumber carrier for most of her career on the Great Lakes. Her dimensions were: length, 187.4 feet; beam, 30.6 feet; hull depth, 10.2 feet; and gross tonnage, 486 tons. Her final owner was the Kreetan Company of Drummond Island, which was a lumber company with headquarters and a lumber mill located at Scammon Cove, on the south and east side of Drummond Island. The vessel was reported as abandoned at the northeast corner of Scammon Cove in 1920. One report states that the vessel burned at the dock in Scammon Cove, circa 1920.
  The TROY was built at Marine City, MI in 1872 by David Lester and is believed to have served as a lumber carrier for most of her career on the Great Lakes.
Photo by D. Sandell
 
Wreck Description
 
Only the lower hull timbers remain. This wreck is of little interest to divers, but may be of interest to snorklers and kayakers. West of the wreck site there is a huge debris filled area that consists of residue and cuttings from the saw mill, numerous lumbering and saw mill artifacts and the remains of a once the extensive Kreetan Company lumber docks.
 
 
Wreck Location
 
The wreck lies in 5-10 feet of water in the north eastern corner of Scammon Cove a few yards west of the Wayfarers Mart dock.  Lat/Long Coordinates are: 
 
45º 57.039’ North
83º 37.500’ West
               
Vessel Data
 
Name:
TROY
Rig:
Schooner Barge
Home Port:
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Official Number:
59368
Length:
187 Feet
Gross Tons:
486
Hull Material:
Wood
Year Built:
1872
Builder:
David Lester
Place Built:
Marine City, IN
Date of Loss:
1920
Cause of Loss:
Abandonment
Lives Lost:
Not Applicable
Cargo:
Not Applicable
Bound From/To:
Not Applicable
Depth
5-10 Feet

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