Finn McCool (1926)
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Finn McCool
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Service History


The Finn McCool was a 135-foot long, two-story, wooden barge that served the lumber trade in the Ashland and Apsotle Island area. She was equipped with a derrick and bucket for loading logs. Over the years she changed owners six or seven times.
Final Voyage


In 1964 the Finn McCool's pumps failed, she sank and was abandoned in the Bayfield Harbor.
Today


The Finn McCool is largely intact, lying in 20' water. The sides have collapsed outward in many places and are in danger of further collapse. The deck is missing, but the lifting machinery is generally in place. Forward end points towards shore and runs partially out of the water. Ice damage has collapsed the bow flat on the bottom of the lake. The boom (15" x 18" x 76'6") lies on an iron cross beam and extends out of the water. Extensive wave action and weathering have nearly worn through.
 
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