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Shipwreck or Site Name: Mapledawn
Located Near: Penetanguishene
GPS Coordinates / Location Deg
Latitude/Longitude (Degrees): 44.867470 / -80.243820
Latitude/Longitude (Deg Min Sec): 44 52 2.89 / -80 14 37.75
Latitude/Longitude (Deg Min): 44 52.04820 / -80 14.62920
Minimum Depth: 1.524 metres / 5 feet
Maximum Depth: 9.144 metres / 30 feet
Long Description: The steel freighter Mapledawn was launched as the Manola on Jan 21 1890 by the Globe Shipbuilding Company at Cleveland Ohio. The name change took place in 1920 when the vessel was purchased by Canada Steamship Lines. On Nov. 30. 1924 the gales stranded the Mapledawn, bound for Port McNichol with a barley cargo on Christian Island in a blinding snowstorm. Two weeks of salvage recovered 75,000 bushels of barley but the ship was declared a total loss. Some machinery was removed then but more of this wreck was raised for metal salvage in 19424 during the midst of World War II. In 1924 the Mapledawn measured 349`` 1" x 40``2" x 21`` 3" (104.7 x 12 x 6.4 metres).
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