Eber Ward

This double-decked wreck sits facing south, upright, intact and penetrable by trained and experienced divers. Three anchors, as well as two holes from the ice, grace her bow area. Her machinery includes a large steam engine, a scotch boiler and a four-bladed propeller. Quite a few shipwreck items lie on the lake bottom just off the wreck, particularly at the stern.

Other Names:none
Official Number:136001
Vessel Built:1888, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 43 as a package freighter
Vessel Specifications:213x37x22, 1344g 1038n
Type of Vessel:Wooden Steamer
Depth to Deck:111 ft (33m)
Depth to Bottom:142 ft (43m)
How it Sunk:She struck floating ice cake and sank in less than 10 minutes. The survivors were picked up by the steamer BENNINGTON.
Loss Type:Ice
Date of Loss:1909, Apr. 9
Place of Loss:West of Mackinac Bridge
Vessel Cargo:Corn
Lives Loss:5 of 16
References:Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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