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Schooner Northerner

Lake Name: Lake Michigan
Shipwreck Name: Northerner
Northerner by Andy Orr

Vessel Type: Schooner, Two-Masted
Location: Port Washington, WI
Vessel Build Info: 1850, Clayton [Wells Island], NY
Shipwreck Specs: 79x18x7, 92 t., 77n
Official Number: 18176
Names Other: none

Sinking Detail
She pounded on the bottom while loading at Amsterdam, WI. When she tried to make it to Milwaukee she began to leak profusely and so was put into Port Washington. Later the prop CUYAHOGA attempted to tow her into Milwaukee, but she capsized and foundered enroute. Crew rescued by the CUYAHOGA.
Loss Date: 11/30/1868
Loss Place: of off Port Washington, WI
Loss Life: none
Loss Reason: Storm/hull failure
Vessel Cargo: Light

Shipwreck Description
This is a popular recreational dive as it is one of a few intact schooners that sits upright at a recreational depth. The mast is still present but fallen down.

Dive Type: Recreational
Depth Deck(ft): 120 ft
Depth Bottom(ft): 130 ft
Depth Deck(m): 36 m
Depth Bottom(m): 39 m


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