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Freighter Superior City

Lake Name: Lake Superior
Shipwreck Name: Superior City
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. SUPERIOR crossed KING’s bow, was rammed amidships and sank very quickly. Cold water hitting boiler caused an explosion which killed most of her crew.
Loss Date: 8/20/1920
Loss Place: Whitefish Bay
Loss Life: 29 of 33
Loss Reason: Collision
Vessel Cargo: Iron Ore

Shipwreck Description
Steel freighter that lies in 270ft (82m) of water. This deep wreck shows explosion damage in her stern area. She is sitting upright and intact for the technical divers to explore.

Dive Type: Technical
Depth Deck(ft): 210 ft
Depth Bottom(ft): 250 ft
Depth Deck(m): 64 m
Depth Bottom(m): 76 m

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