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Dredge No. 6

Lake Name: Lake Michigan
Shipwreck Name: Dredge No. 6
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Dredge #6

Vessel Type: Barge
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Build Info: 1912
Shipwreck Specs: 120x40x40 tn.685
Official Number:
Names Other: none

Sinking Detail
Foundered in a storm, capsized and sank on May 23rd, 1956 while in tow of tug E. James Fusik. 9 souls were lost.
Loss Date: 5/23/1956
Loss Place: 6 mi E of Milwaukee
Loss Life: 9 of at least 10
Loss Reason: Foundered
Vessel Cargo: none

Shipwreck Description
This large crane barge sits upside down and is held off the bottom with her boom. Divers can reach her top already at 30ft and the bottom is at about 70ft. It is a great introductory dive where diver can observe the barge’s machinery and structure. It offers overhead swim-throughs, but because the barge is upside down, divers need to exercise caution as not to get disoriented and lost.

Dive Type: Recreational
Depth Deck(ft): 30 ft
Depth Bottom(ft): 70 ft
Depth Deck(m): 9 m
Depth Bottom(m): 21 m


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