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Freighter Lakeland

Lake Name: Lake Michigan
Shipwreck Name: Lakeland

Vessel Type: Freighter
Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI
Vessel Build Info: 1887, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
Shipwreck Specs: 280x40x20, 1878g 1378n
Official Number: 126420
Names Other: Built as CAMBRIA, renamed in 1910

Sinking Detail
Converted from a bulk freighter to a combination passenger and package freight steamer in 1910, she sprang a leak and foundered. Foul play (insurance fraud) was suspected, but was never proven. She was one of the first three steamers on the Great Lakes to have a triple expansion engine.
Loss Date: 4/12/1924
Loss Place: Off Sturgeon Bay, WI
Loss Life: none
Loss Reason: Foundered
Vessel Cargo: New automobiles

Shipwreck Description
She lies in 200 feet of water upright and intact but broken in half.   There are Nash and Kissel cars visible at the break and inside mainly on the top level underneath the deck.  Penetration is possible for the trained and experienced.

Dive Type: Technical
Depth Deck(ft): 165 ft
Depth Bottom(ft): 200 ft
Depth Deck(m): 50 m
Depth Bottom(m): 60 m


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