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Charles A. King

Lake Name: Lake Huron Shipwreck Name: Charles A. King Vessel Type: Wooden schooner Location: Harbor Beach, MI Vessel Build Info: 1863, Roderick Calkins & Blaisedell, Cleveland Shipwreck Specs: 140x26x12, 316g 300n Official Number: 5058 Names Other: none but sometimes seen as C.A. King Sinking Detail: She foundered off Harbor Beach in a NE gale. The crew was rescued by […]

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City of Detroit

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Lake Name: Lake Huron Shipwreck Name: City of Detroit Vessel Type:  Propeller, wood, passenger & package freight Location: Port Austin, MI Vessel Build Info: 1866, Lester, Marine City, MI Shipwreck Specs:  166x28x11, 652 t. Official Number: 4378 Names Other: none Sinking Detail: Bound Milwaukee for Sarnia and towing the barge GUIDING STAR, she sailed into a storm, never […]

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Sidewheeler Detroit

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Lake Name: Lake Huron Shipwreck Name: Detroit Vessel Type: Wooden sidewheel steamer Location: Port Austin, MI Vessel Build Info: 1846, Wolverton, Newport, MI* Shipwreck Specs:  157x23x10, 354 t. Official Number: none Names Other: none Sinking Detail: Collided with brig NUCLEUS in a heavy fog and sank, exact location unreported until she was located in 1994. Bound Detroit […]

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Why the ‘White Hurricane’ of November 1913 was the Great Lakes’ worst disaster in history

The year 1913 was marked by a devastating multi-day bitter cold storm on the Great Lakes known as the ‘White Hurricane’.  Many ships and sailors were lost.  Read more…

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Wisconsin is Trying to Turn Lake Michigan Shipwrecks Into an ‘Underwater National Park’

The waters off Wisconsin’s east coast hold treasures known and yet-undiscovered, with hundreds of sunken ships resting for decades – some for well over a century – on Lake Michigan’s floor. A federal push to create essentially an underwater national park would protect an especially interesting stretch of water, sending divers and researchers down under […]

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