Tazmania

Site Name: 
Tazmania
Location: 
7 miles E of Point Pelee
Site ID: 
36
Organization: 
ErieQuest
Record Date: 
June 11, 2003
Official Number: 
75598
Nation: 
USA
Built Year: 
1871
Built Location: 
Port Huron, MI
Built By: 
Muir & Leighton
Wreck Type: 
Schooner Barge
Length: 
221
Beam: 
35
Draft: 
16
Tonnage: 
979
Description: 
Foundered in a storm on October 20, 1905 while in tow of the steamer Bulgaria. A load of iron ore was being carried at the time of loss.
Sank Year: 
1905
Hull Material: 
Wood
Body of Water: 
Lake Erie

Location

41° 47' 17.9988" N, 82° 29' 47.4" W
Depth min: 
40
Depth max: 
40
Current: 
0.5-1 Knot
Buoy Type: 
Conical
Line Type: 
Cable - coated
Line Size: 
1/4"
Buoy Anchor Type: 
Cement - Large
SOS Plaque: 
No
Notes: 
Converted to a barge in 1894. Much to see including 2 anchors. One anchor recovered from USA after being stolen in 1987. Found in Ohio and seized by police, the anchor was returned with eh help of the CCG in 1989 with much fanfare.

 

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Tazmania 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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