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The Grand Traverse Bay

Underwater Preserve

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President - Chris Doyal

Secretery - Stephan Karas

Treasurer - Julie Doyal

Director - Jeff Winkler

Director - Tom Morrow

Director - Corydon Golden

Grand Traverse Bay

Underwater Preserve

Council, Inc.

Sector scans provided by

Brian Abbott

Nautilus Marine Group


All photo/video provided by

Chris Doyal.


All work ©2019 and may not

be used in any way without

written permission.


Alide J Rogers

GPS Location: N44° 03.165’ W85° 28.816’

Depth: 45'

Length: 138'     Width: 36.5'

Gross Tonnage: 340     Cargo: Pig Iron

Launched: June, 1862 in Conneaut, Ohio

Wrecked: October 8, 1898

Description: The schooner A. J. Rogers was built in 1862. She sailed from Elk Rapids for Sandusky with a cargo of 585 tons of pig iron on October 8, 1898. Leaking badly, she turned back near Cat Head Point the following day. Realizing that he could not make port, Capt. Frank Conlin attempted to beach the vessel on Old Mission Point but sank before reaching land. Much of the cargo was salvaged by the firm of Dexter & Noble, of Elk Rapids. Today the remains of the 138 foot schooner rest in 45 feet of water.

Two Masted Schooner

_DSC0704 Mosaic of AJ Rogers

Sector scan provided by Brian Abbott

Nautilus Marine Group