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Published on Aug 18, 2013
The Daisy Day was a small bulk freight steamer built in 1880 by Jasper Hanson of the shipbuilding firm of Hanson & Scove. She had a length of 103.4 feet, with a beam of 20.7 feet, and a depth of 7.6 feet. Her gross tonnage was 146, and net tonnage 124. She was built specifically as a lumber hooker, so called because they would stop at small ports and camps with no docking facilities, requiring the vessel to use her "hook" or anchor to hold her in place. While the constantly moving sand has again obscured the wreck site, enough information was gained to allow the researchers to be certain that the wreck is the Daisy Day, a 103 foot wooden, steam-powered, bulk freighter which sank on October 11, 1891. The remains occasionally become uncovered revealing most of the vessel's keel, partial ribbing, her 5' diameter propeller and a large boiler with a steam condenser. Further north of the site, swimmers have reported a large wood stock anchor, which is likely the Daisy Day's.