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Schooner Walter B. Allen

Lake Name: Lake Michigan
Shipwreck Name: Walter B. Allen
Walter B. Allen by Andy Orr

Vessel Type: Schooner, Two-Masted
Location: Port Washington, WI
Vessel Build Info: 1866, H.C. Pierson or Pearson, Ogdensburg, NY
Shipwreck Specs: 137 ft., 296 t.
Official Number:
Names Other: Also seen as W. B. ALLEN

Sinking Detail
Being towed to Manitowoc for repairs when struck by a gale and foundered after her tow steamer’s fires were drowned. Her temporary tow company crew was rescued.
Located in May, 1975.
Loss Date: 4/16/1880
Loss Place: Off Manitowoc, WI
Loss Life: none
Loss Reason: Storm
Vessel Cargo: Corn

Shipwreck Description
Twin-masted schooner sits upright with the masts down on her deck. Her bowsprit, a windlass and a cargo steam engine behind the first hold remain in place.

Dive Type: Entry level technical
Depth Deck(ft): 148 ft
Depth Bottom(ft): 160 ft
Depth Deck(m): 45 m
Depth Bottom(m): 48 m

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