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Great Lakes Shipwrecks Map

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Steamship Alice E. Wilds

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Lake Name: Lake Michigan Shipwreck Name: Alice E. Wilds Vessel Type:  Wooden steamship, propeller, bulk freight Location: Milwaukee, WI Vessel Build Info: 1883, J. Oades, Detroit Shipwreck Specs:  136x28x11, 293g 236n Official Number: 106070 Names Other: none Sinking Detail She collided with the steamer Douglas and sank quickly within about 15 min. Loss Date: 6/12/1892 Loss Place: […]

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Researchers discover 2 century-old shipwrecks in Lake Huron

Two shipwrecks more than a century old have been found in the deep waters of Lake Huron, Maritime archaeologists announced Friday. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary officials said they recently confirmed the identities of the wooden freighter Ohio and steel-hulled steamer Choctaw. Researchers from the Alpena, Michigan-based federal sanctuary found what they believed to be […]

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Freighter Zillah

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Lake Name: Lake Superior Shipwreck Name: Zillah Vessel Type: Wooden Bulk Freighter Location: Whitefish Bay, MI Vessel Build Info: 1890, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 67 Shipwreck Specs: 201x37x13, 748g 583n Official Number: 136106 Names Other: Built as prop EDWARD SMITH, renamed in 1900 Sinking Detail She began to leak in a summer storm. […]

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Freighter Superior City

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Lake Name: Lake Superior Shipwreck Name: Superior City Vessel Type: Steel Freighter Location: Whitefish Bay, MI Vessel Build Info: 1898, American Ship Building, Lorain, OH Shipwreck Specs: 429x50x25, 4795g 3693n Official Number: 116820 Names Other: none Sinking Detail Downbound, she collided with the 580 ft. steamer WILLIS L. KING in a confusion of passing signals. […]

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