The Wreck Today: The wood and steel girders of the barge rise from a hard packed mud bottom. Zebra mussel covered debris including tools and cooking implements are scattered around the site. There is usually a line stretching west toward the boiler of the crane. Between the barge and crane are other metal wreck parts and an old hard hat compressor. Further west of the crane is the clam shell.
Additional information on the Hickory Stick is on page 92 of Erie Wrecks West.
Location: 3 miles north of Sheffield Lake, Ohio
Coordinates: LORAN: 43733.9 57282.9
GPS: 41 32.301 82 06.236
Lies: northwest-southeast; crane is west of barge Depth:55 feet
Type: dredge barge Cargo: crane
Official #: 267265
Owner(s) Dyche Salvage Company, Lakewood, Ohio
Built: 1944 at New Rochelle, New York
Dimensions: 110’ x 30’ x 8’ Tonnage: 260
Date of Loss: Saturday, November 29, 1958
Cause of Loss: foundered