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John Mitchell

Steel freighter many divers overlooked she sits on the bottom upside down. Although the bottom of a ship is not very interesting, the cargo holds, engine room, quadrant room, and some cabins are accessible. Access to the engine room and quadrant room is through the starboard side gangway near the stern of the ship. The mooring is usually tied to the rudder.



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Other Names:none
Official Number:203943
Vessel Built:1907, Great Lakes Engineering, St. Clair, MI hull #25
Vessel Specifications:420x52x23 4468g 3246n
Type of Vessel:Steel Bulk Freighter
Depth to Deck:130 ft (40m)
Depth to Bottom:150 ft (46m)
How it Sunk:Rammed broadside by coal-laden steel steamer WILLIAM HENRY MACK. MACK tried to keep her bow in the hole, but MITCHELL still sank in 7 minutes. Quick work saved most of her crew and all 7 passengers. MACK got most of the blame for the accident. The wreck discovered upside-down on the bottom in 1972.
Loss Type:Collision
Date of Loss:1911, Jul 10
Place of Loss:off Whitefish Point
Vessel Cargo:Wheat
Lives Loss:3 of 34
References:Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze, Superior Trips Scuba Charters
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