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Schooner Lumberman

Lake Name: Lake Michigan
Shipwreck Name: Lumberman

Vessel Type: Schooner, Three-Masted
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Build Info: 1862, H. Litchfield, Blendon’s Landing, (Grand Haven), MI as a bark
Shipwreck Specs: 127x24x7, 160g 152n
Official Number: 14828
Names Other: none

Sinking Detail
Bound Chicago for Kewaunee, WI., she capsized in a squall and sank to her topmasts in 60 feet of water. Crew scrambled up the masts as she went down and were rescued by the steamer MENOMINEE after several hours.  The wreck was later flattened as a navigational hazard.
Loss Date: 4/20/1893
Loss Place: S of Milwaukee, 6 mi off the mouth of Oak Creek
Loss Life: none
Loss Reason: Storm
Vessel Cargo: Light

Shipwreck Description
Three-masted, twin-centerboarded schooner. She sits upright and is partially intact. The masts have been removed. Divers can often see small fish swimming around.

Dive Type: Recreational
Depth Deck(ft): 58 ft
Depth Bottom(ft): 65 ft
Depth Deck(m): 17 m
Depth Bottom(m): 19 m


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