Emma E. Thompson

Site Name: 
Emma E. Thompson
Location: 
Innes Island, North Channel Lake Huron
Site ID: 
40
Organization: 
SOS Manitoulin
Record Date: 
June 11, 2003
Official Number: 
135168
Nation: 
USA
Built Year: 
1875
Built Location: 
Saginaw, MI
Built By: 
David F Edwards
Wreck Type: 
Steam Barge
Rig: 
Prop
Length: 
135
Beam: 
28
Draft: 
12
Tonnage: 
276
Description: 
On the night of May 28, 1914 the Emma Thompson dropped anchor behind Innes Island to ride out a storm. During the Night the ship caught fire and burned to the waterline.
Sank Year: 
1914
Hull Material: 
Wood
Body of Water: 
Lake Huron

Location

46° 4' 5.7612" N, 82° 19' 27.0012" W
Depth min: 
30
Depth max: 
30
Current: 
0.5-1 Knot
Buoy Type: 
Conical
Line Type: 
Cable - coated
Line Size: 
1/4"
Buoy Anchor Type: 
Cage & Rock
SOS Plaque: 
No
Notes: 
Discovered in 1990, the Thompson is a fascinating dive. Unfortunately a large pipe wrench has been taken from the site as has the boiler plaque. However there is still much to see here.

 

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Emma E. Thompson 12 12 1978 Damaged edit-field-buoy-comment-0-value

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