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135 ft (41.1 m)

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Three miles north of Oswego

Location given may not be exact co-ords.  Updated needed

~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   43° 30' 47.9988" N      Longitude:   -76° 37' 9.3" W


The Cormorant was built in 1941.  In 1949 she was renamed the Russell 4 and was sold to the Newton Creek Towning Company of New York.  Merrit, Chapman & Scott repurchased her and renamed her the Cormorant. The tug sank was swamped by a large wave near Oswego, NY after completion of work in the St. Lawrence River.   The crew were saved by hanging on to a tractor tire before being rescued.


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