Site NameEmma E. Thompson

  • Location:

    Innes Island, North Channel Lake Huron / 42° 39' 6.1812" N, 80° 3' 8.7012" W

  • Site ID:

    40

  • Organization:

    SOS Manitoulin

  • Record Date:

    June 11,2003

  • Wreck Type:

    Steam Barge

  • Rig:

    Prop

  • Length:

    135

  • Hull Material:

    Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Lake Huron

  • Depth min:

    30

  • Depth max:

    30

  • Current:

    0.5-1 Knot

  • Buoy Type:

    Conical

  • Line Type:

    Cable - coated

  • Line Size:

    41

  • 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.

  • 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.

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Emma E. Thompson12/12/1978Damagededit-field-buoy-comment-0-value

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