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April 15, 2004


The remains of a merchant schooner turned up in 2001 may be the oldest such wreck to be found in the Great Lakes.

Since then, two short periods of test archeological excavations on the site have revealed the presence of remains of the wreck, which is believed to be the Weazell, a schooner built in 1786 in Detroit for John Askin, a prominent merchant. Historic references state the ship carried furs, muskets, rum, flour, fish and other goods through Michigan and Ontario during the late 1700s.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 15, 2004 06:37 AM

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