Exploring a coastal shipwreck

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Photographs from a day spent exploring the remains of the Joseph S. Fay, a bulk freighter that wrecked during a fierce gale in October 1905. One hundred and twenty-eight feet of wooden hull studded with iron spikes and wooden trunnels remain on the beach 200 yards north of 40 Mile Point Lighthouse. The rest of the Fay rests a few hundred yards offshore, but we stuck to the beach that day. (Note: you can see the good folks from NOAA filming promotional material for Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in some of the pics.)

For more on the wreck of the Fay see here and for more photographs past and present click.


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