The Wreck Today: The engine and boilers were removed in 1914. However, many heavy timbers remain and there is machinery that comes within 2 feet of the surface. The wreckage lies on a rock bottom and is home to many fish. As a result, many fishermen frequent her and the wreckage is smothered with monofilament and lures. If you can fend off the heavy boat traffic, this is a great place to pick up fishing tackle.
F. H. Prince
Additional information on the F.H. Prince is on page 152 of Erie Wrecks West.
Location: ½ mile off the east side of Kelleys Island, Ohio Depth:18 feet
Coordinates: LORAN: 43683.0 57000.4DGPS: 41 36.240 82 40.520
Official #: 120797Site #:88
Lies: bow west Type:propeller
Power: fore and aft compound engine
Owner(s): Lake Erie Sand and Gravel
Built:1890 at Detroit, Michigan by Detroit Dry Dock
Dimensions:240’ x 42’ x 23’4” Tonnage: 2047 gross 1547 net
Date of Loss: Tuesday, August 8, 1911
Cause of Loss: fire