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Viator

The wreck sits upright on the lake bottom and is largely intact except for the collision damage.



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Other Names:None
Official Number: "L.F.G.H."
Vessel Built: 1904, Bodo, Norway
Vessel Specifications: 241 ft, 619 t.
Type of Vessel:Ocean Vessel
Depth to Deck:175 ft (53m)
Depth to Bottom:188 ft (57m)
How it Sunk:Despite improved charts, navigational aids, designated shipping lanes, radio telephones, and eventually radar, big ships still go down in the Great Lakes. Such was the case when the Norwegian ocean freighter Viator was rammed by the freighter Ormindale during a heavy fog northeast of Thunder Bay Island. Viator went to the bottom in deep water.
Loss Type:Collision
Date of Loss:1935, Oct 31
Place of Loss:off Thunder Bay Island, MI
Vessel Cargo:Pickled herring and other fish products
Lives Loss:None
References:Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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March 30, 2017

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