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Francisco Morazan (Propeller), aground, 24 Nov 1960


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      FRANCISCO MORAZAN was a steel package and bulk freight carrier built in 1922 at Bodo, Norway. She was 246x38x14, 1407gt 900nt. Liberian flagged. She was downbound from Chicago with a cargo of machinery, chickens and lard on November 24, 1960 when she lost her way in a gale and blizzard and drove ashore on the SW corner of South Manitou Island, Lake Michigan. Her crew were rescued by cutter and help from the Traverse City, MI, Coast Guard Station. The spot where she went ashore is a graveyard. She lies athwart the remains of the wooden package freighter WALTER W. FROST, lost in 1903 and near the wooden bulk freighter THREE BROTHERS (lost in 1911 and rediscovered just this spring). Several other wrecks lie in the immediate viscinity. MORAZAN's upperworks are visible above water, a few hundred yards yards off the beach.
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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1960
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Local identifier:
McN.W.19926
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Francisco Morazan (Propeller), aground, 24 Nov 1960