Site NameSachem

  • Location:

    13.1 miles NE of Sarnia / 42° 39' 6.1812" N, 80° 3' 8.7012" W

  • Site ID:

    45

  • Organization:

    SOS Huron Shores

  • Record Date:

    June 11,2003

  • Wreck Type:

    Steam Bulk Freighter

  • Rig:

    Prop

  • Length:

    187

  • Hull Material:

    Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Lake Huron

  • Depth min:

    68

  • Depth max:

    68

  • Current:

    0.5-1 Knot

  • Buoy Type:

    Spar

  • Line Type:

    Cable - coated

  • Line Size:

    41

  • 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"

  • Description:

    An exploding oil stove started a fire that destroyed the ship while she was under way. The hulk was scuttled in Lake Huron.

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Sachem02/11/2016RemovedC576/16Lighted Spar Buoy for Sachem Wreck removed for the Season
Sachem01/07/2015DeployedC1327/15Buoy deployed for the year in Lake Huron near Sarnia
Sachem24/09/2015RemovedC2288/15Conical Mooring Buoy for Sachem removed for the Season
Sachem23/05/2014UnknownThis entry made to disambiguate the site list as the last update was from several years ago or never.
Sachem30/04/2016DeployedC576-16White and Orange Conical Buoy Marker now Deployed for the Season

Save Ontario Shipwrecks gratefully acknowledge the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Culture Programs Unit and our many sponsors for their support. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Culture.