NORMAN

Date Built: 1890
Owners:
Construction: Steel, steam, bulk frieghter, sister to Grecian. Builders: Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
Dimensions: 297 x 40 x 21
2304gt, 1861nt
Cargo: none

Condition: Located in 1986. Sister ship to Grecian. Listing 45 and broken.

Location: 6 mi. off False Presque Isle

Depth: 210'

Date of Loss: May 30,1895

GPS: N45 18.673 W83 16.736

Type of Loss: Collision w/Str. Jack

Loss of Life: 3

Co-ordinates are informational only, they maybe inaccurate and should
NOT BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES!

In a heavy May fog both vessels failed to reduce speed and the Norman was rammed amidships by the Jack, a wooden steamer and lumber hooker. She sank in 3 minutes killing three but survivors were picked up by the Steamer Sicken from life rafts. There was an expensive failed salvage attempt in 1896.

Sources: Swayze, LaBadie