Sam Cooke

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Year Built

1873

Year Sank

1882

Depth

60 ft (18.3 m)

Difficulty Level

Intermediate


Sam Cooke

Wreck Location

On the west side of Battersby Island.
~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   44° 33' 11.0016" N      Longitude:   -75° 43' 32.9988" W

Description

Believed to be the schooner Sam Cooke also referred to as the Battersby Island Wreck.  This shipwreck is that of a three masted schooner..  The Sam Cooke was built at Oswego, New York in 1873.  In 1882 the Cooke was blown towards Battersby Island by a strong breeze.  Unfortunately the ships anchor did not hold and she was run aground.  No lives were lost.  Later the cargo of iron ore and the ships fittings were salvaged.


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