S.S. Florida

The wooden steamer sank in 210 feet after she was struck by the steamer George W. Roby on May 20th 1897. Upright and very intact.

Other Names:none
Official Number:120753
Vessel Built:1889, Buffalo
Vessel Specifications:271x40x15 2103g 1835n
Type of Vessel:Wooden Steamer
Depth to Deck:160 ft (49m)
Depth to Bottom:200 ft (61m)
How it Sunk:Collided with the steamer GEORGE W. ROBY in dense fog and sank in 12 minutes in 200 ft. of water. ROBY picked up her crew. In this accident FLORIDA, one of largest boats on the lakes, collided with one of the few bigger ones. Wreck located in July of 1994.
Loss Type:Collision
Date of Loss:1897, May 21
Place of Loss:off of Presque Isle, MI
Vessel Cargo:bbls flour, general merchandise
Lives Loss:none
References:Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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