Charles P. Minch

Name: Charles P. Minch
Rating: Novice
Built: 1867
Length: 155 ft (47 m)
Sunk: 1898
Depth: 20-55 ft (7-17 m)

In October 1898, the Minch was anchored to the east of Cove Island waiting for an intense storm from the Southwest to subside. Unfortunately, the wind changed to the east and blew the Minch on to the rocks in Tecumseh Cove. There are actually two moorings for the Minch. The outer mooring is located in 55' of water and marks a section of the side, a rudder and other scattered wreckage. The primary mooring is located close to the head of Tecumseh Cove in 25' of water. It marks the central location of widely scattered wreckage. The largest section is a portion of the hull with the centreboard box and numerous artifacts. One such artifact is rumored to be the ships wheel but the doubtful would have you believe that it is too small to to be the wheel of the Minch. One of the Minch's anchors has been recovered and is on display at the top of the cliff in Little Tub Harbour. 

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