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Silver Lake (1889)

This wreck sits upright and mostly intact, with the foremast rising to 138'.



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Other Names:None
Official Number:116263
Vessel Built:1889, Little Point Sauble, MI
Vessel Specifications:95x20x8, 111g 106n
Type of Vessel:Scow-schooner, Two-Masted
Depth to Deck:190 ft (57m)
Depth to Bottom:200 ft (60m)
How it Sunk:She was rammed and sunk by the carferry PERE MARQUETTE in fog. She hung by her rigging from the bow of the ferry until 3 of her crew scrambled aboard. The cook had perished in crash. She was cut away to sink, but a large portion of her drifted ashore near Racine, WI, Sep 16.
Loss Type:Collision
Date of Loss:1900, May 28
Place of Loss:8.5 miles northeast of Sheboygan, WI.
Vessel Cargo:Lumber (maple wood)
Lives Loss:1
References:Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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