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Shipwreck or Site Name: Trade Wind
Located Near: Long Point
GPS Coordinates / Location Deg
Latitude/Longitude (Degrees): 42.425270 / -80.200940
Latitude/Longitude (Deg Min Sec): 42 25 30.97 / -80 12 3.38
Latitude/Longitude (Deg Min): 42 25.51620 / -80 12.05640
Minimum Depth: 36.576 metres / 120 feet
Maximum Depth: 36.576 metres / 120 feet
Long Description: On November 29th, 1854 the Charles Napier collided with the Trade Wind in a blinding snowstorm during it``s trip to Chicago. The Trade Wind was carrying 200 tons of railroad iron and 1000 cast iron stoves. The crew was lucky to be alive and walked in on their own funeral. Part of the cargo was 2 government lifeboats and the crew climbed into these to escape the sinking ship and took a couple of days to drift to shore. The ship was 140`` long and built in 1853. It``s cargo of railroad iron and stoves can be found at the wreck-site. The wreck is located 11.5 miles off Long Point.
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