PENTLAND US150656

Known as the Twisted Sisters Wrecks along with FA GEORGER

Twisted Sisters – – Tom Rutledge
  • Steam Barge
  • 10 – 30ft
  • 200ft length
  • SE corner Grenadier Island St. Lawrence River
  • N44 24.89W75 50.96

PENTLAND US150656 #

1894 – Built Grand Haven MI as a steam barge for the Lumber, Logs, Forest Products trade by Duncan Robertson & William H. Loutit
Power (Mechanical) Engine Type For-and-Aft Compound Engine Number Cylinders 2 Engine Boilers: 1
1907 – Sep 9 Owned, Joseph C. Ford, Fruitport, MI.
1908 – May 8 Owned Spring Lake Iron Co., Fruitport.
1912 – May 23 Owned Pentland Steamship Co., Mentor Special District, OH.
1918 – Apr 20 Owned Ontario Trading Co., Mentor Special District, OH.
1921 – Nov 22 Ashore, Weaver Point, St. Lawrence River, abandoned to underwriters.
1922 – Aug Released.
1922 – Nov 4 Owned, Augustus R. Hinckley, Oswego, NY.
1923 – May 2 Owned A. R. Hinckley, et al, Oswego.
1928- Struck Port Colborne, ON breakwater damaged beyond repair
1928 -May 18 Enrollment surrendered, Oswego, NY, “vessel abandoned”.
1928 Salvaged.
1929 Listed, Green’s Marine Directory.

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Pentland / FA Georger SOS Thousand Islands Record Date:  June 11, 2003 #

Official Number:  150656 / 120193 Nation:  USA Built Year:  1894 / 1874 Built Location:  Grand Haven, MI / Tonawanda, NY Built By:  Duncan Robinson / FN Jones Wreck Type:  Balk Carrier / Schoo Rig:  Prop / 2 masted Length:  192 / 200 Beam:  35 / 35 Draft:  14 / 15 Tonnage:  827 / 825 Description:  Known as the Twisted Sisters, these two wrecks were scuttled by Capt. Hinckley approx. 1929 and caused great controversy as they obstructed access to the gravel pit on Grenadier Island. Sank Year:  1929 Hull Material:  Wood Location:  SE corner Grenadier Island St. Lawrence River Latitude:  N44 24.89 Longitude:  W75 50.96 Depth min:  1 Depth max:  20 Current:  0.5-1 Knot Buoy Type:  Conical Line Type:  Polypro – twist Line Size:  3/4″ Line Length:  20 Buoy Anchor Type:  Iron Weight Buoy Anchor Weight:  800 SOS Plaque:  No Notes:  Known as the Twisted Sisters Wrecks, they lie side by side with frames intertwined, hence the name of the site. Vessel Name

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