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Steamer Eber Ward

Lake Name: Lake Michigan
Shipwreck Name: Eber Ward
Eber Ward

Vessel Type: Wooden Steamer
Location: Straits of Mackinac, MI
Vessel Build Info: 1888, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 43 as a package freighter
Shipwreck Specs: 213x37x22, 1344g 1038n
Official Number: 136001
Names Other: none

Sinking Detail
She struck floating ice cake and sank in less than 10 minutes. The survivors were picked up by the steamer BENNINGTON.
Loss Date: 4/9/1909
Loss Place: West of Mackinac Bridge
Loss Life: 5 of 16
Loss Reason: Ice
Vessel Cargo: Corn

Shipwreck Description
This double-decked wreck sits facing south, upright, intact and penetrable by trained and experienced divers. Three anchors, as well as two holes from the ice, grace her bow area. Her machinery includes a large steam engine, a scotch boiler and a four-bladed propeller. Quite a few shipwreck items lie on the lake bottom just off the wreck, particularly at the stern.

Dive Type: Recreational
Depth Deck(ft): 111 ft
Depth Bottom(ft): 142 ft
Depth Deck(m): 33 m
Depth Bottom(m): 43 m

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