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Sam Cooke

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Believed to be the schooner Sam Cooke also referred to as the Battersby Island Wreck.  This shipwreck is that of a three masted schooner..  The Sam Cooke was built at Oswego, New York in 1873.  In 1882 the Cooke was blown towards Battersby Island by a strong breeze.  Unfortunately the ships anchor did not hold and she was run aground.  No lives were lost.  Later the cargo of iron ore and the ships fittings were salvaged.




On the west side of Battersby Island.

Depth 60 ft (18.3 m)