|Depth:||70′ to 85′|
|Dimensions:||137′ x 26′ x12′|
|Cause of Sinking:||Collision w/ schooner Emily B. Maxwell|
|Built:||1861, Euclid, Ohio|
|Date Lost:||September 2nd, 1896|
|Propulsion:||Sail, 3 masts, bark rigged|
|Skill Level:||Intermediate to Advanced|
|Location:||N45° 48.743′ W085° 01.056′|
The Ellsworth was caught in a southwest gale and overnight rainstorm resulting in a 4 AM collision with the Emily B. Maxwell. The Ellsworth then sank bow first. The crew escaped in the yawl to the Maxwell, which delivered them to Mackinaw City. The Ellsworth had only recently returned to service after spending the previous winter ashore near Whitefish Point on Lake Superior. Much of her equipment was salvaged, including her anchors and rigging.
Upright, but fairly broken up with collapsed hull. Worth a visit if going out to the Cayuga. This location is often frequented by schools of whitefish and perch.
Mooring Buoy Status
Due to the distance from home port and a lack of visitation over the last few years, we have not installed our mooring on this site yet for 2017. We will attempt to do so if there is sufficient demand.