St. Albans

St. Albans is intact standing upright in 165 feet of water, 7 miles east of Milwaukee.

Other Names:none
Official Number:23514
Vessel Built:1868, Ira Lafrinier, Cleveland
Vessel Specifications:135x26x11, 435 t.
Type of Vessel:Wooden Steamer
Depth to Deck:154 ft (46m)
Depth to Bottom:165 ft (50m)
How it Sunk:A wooden steamer built in 1868 used to haul passengers and freight throughout the lower Great Lakes. She rammed a cake of ice, which filled the hole it had made in her hull. She rushed for shore, but as the ice melted, the vessel filled and sank. Bound Milwaukee for Ludington, she was a total loss of 35,000. She was a Northern Transportation Co. boat serving small Lake Michigan ports out of Grand Haven.
Loss Type:ice
Date of Loss:1881, Jan. 30
Place of Loss:8 mi NNE of Milwaukee
Vessel Cargo:general merchandise, flour, cattle
Lives Loss:none of 27
References:Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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March 30, 2017

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