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Steamer Uganda

Lake Name: Lake Michigan
Shipwreck Name: Uganda

Vessel Type: Wooden Steamer
Location: Straits of Mackinac, MI
Vessel Build Info: 1892, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 88
Shipwreck Specs: 291x41x20, 2053g 1709n
Official Number: 25289
Names Other: none

Sinking Detail
Bound Milwaukee for Buffalo, struck pack ice and cut her hull. Despite frantic effort by the crew to save her she finally sank. Crew of 22 saved by steamer DONALDSON.
Loss Date: 4/19/1913
Loss Place: 4 mi E of White Shoals, Western Straits
Loss Life: none
Loss Reason: Ice
Vessel Cargo: Corn

Shipwreck Description
Uganda’s depth and the strong current make her a difficult though it’s worth the trouble. She sits upright and intact, with her midship cabin the only one still in place. Engine, boiler, anchors and much more mechanical equipment remain at this site.

Dive Type: Technical
Depth Deck(ft): 185 ft
Depth Bottom(ft): 207 ft
Depth Deck(m): 56 m
Depth Bottom(m): 63 m


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