Wings of the Wind
A 130 foot wooden schooner built in 1855, sank on May 12th, 1866 when she collided with the H. P. Baldwin. Today she sits at a depth of 49 feet in an upright position today you can dive her 65’ bow section with bowsprit and windlass. Many excellent photo opportunities exist.
WINGS OF THE WIND
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1855, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo
Specs : 130 ft., 370 t.
Date of loss : 1866, May 12
Place of loss : 6 miles NE of Chicago River mouth
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : coal
Detail : She collided with the bark H. P. BALDWIN and sank. The two were bouth upbound, on the opposite tack and did not see each other on a dark night. The much larger bark crushed the side of the schooner, but WINGS' crew was able to escape in her yawl before she went down. The bark returned as was able to find the yawl in the dark.
Owned by Christie & Carce of Erie, PA.
Major repair in 1860
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