She had a wood hull and was built in W. Bay City, MI in 1881. The ship was struck by the steamer Progress and sank quickly. There is still a lot of equipment on the wreck but silt kicks up quickly limiting visibility on this wreck. The wreck is located in Lake Michigan about 9 miles west of Old Mackinaw Pt. The Fred McBrier sunk in 1890 and currently sits in 104 feet of water.