Sachem

Site Name: 
Sachem
Location: 
13.1 miles NE of Sarnia
Site ID: 
45
Organization: 
SOS Huron Shores
Record Date: 
June 11, 2003
Official Number: 
116267
Nation: 
USA
Built Year: 
1889
Wreck Type: 
Steam Bulk Freighter
Rig: 
Prop
Length: 
187
Beam: 
34
Draft: 
15
Tonnage: 
739
Description: 
An exploding oil stove started a fire that destroyed the ship while she was under way. The hulk was scuttled in Lake Huron.
Hull Material: 
Wood
Body of Water: 
Lake Huron

Location

43° 5' 40.0164" N, 82° 17' 42.5436" W
Depth min: 
68
Depth max: 
68
Current: 
0.5-1 Knot
Buoy Type: 
Spar
Line Type: 
Cable - coated
Line Size: 
1/4"
Buoy Anchor Type: 
Cage & Rock
SOS Plaque: 
No
Notes: 
The Sachem is part of a group of wrecks which is known as "The Ghost Fleet". The Yakima, Aztec and Province are the other "Ghost Fleet Wrecks"

 

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Sachem 02 11 2016 Removed C576/16 Lighted Spar Buoy for Sachem Wreck removed for the Season
Sachem 30 04 2016 Deployed C576-16 White and Orange Conical Buoy Marker now Deployed for the Season
Sachem 24 09 2015 Removed C2288/15 Conical Mooring Buoy for Sachem removed for the Season
Sachem 01 07 2015 Deployed C1327/15 Buoy deployed for the year in Lake Huron near Sarnia
Sachem 23 05 2014 Unknown This entry made to disambiguate the site list as the last update was from several years ago or never.

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