SS Milwaukee EMBA
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin located on the western shore for Lake Michigan, an area that has much to offer including great wreck diving. The shipwrecks in this area vary greatly in depth and quality. We, at Nordic Ventures, are proud to offer you the opportunity to dive this great location. The following is a partial list of shipwrecks available to dive in the Milwaukee area
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Prins Wilhelm V A 250 foot Dutch Freighter sank after it collided with another vessel October 14, 1954 just 3 3/4 miles east of Milwaukee. With 50 to 80 feet of water over the top of the wreck, she is the most popular intact shipwreck in all of Lake Michigan.
Kate Kelly- A 126 foot two masted schooner foundered in a storm May 14, 1895. Wreckage is scattered in 30 to 50 feet of water, 2 miles east of Milwaukee.
Gillen Tug- A small, 65 foot tug sank in heavy seas on June 3, 1981, 2 1/2 miles east of Milwaukee. She lies in 70 feet of water, intact, standing on an even keel.
Norland- A 153 foot freighter and passenger steamer built in 1890 in Manitowoc, WI foundered in heavy seas November 13, 1922. The remains lie in 65 feet of water southwest of Milwaukee with her boilers upright and are interesting to explore.
Lumberman- An intact 129 foot three masted schooner capsized in a storm April 7, 1892. She is an open hull with many small artifacts remaining. She lies in 65 feet of water 6 miles south of Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Car Ferry- A 318 foot steel railroad car ferry loaded with 27 box cars and 52 passengers encountered tremendous seas and sank October 22, 1929. She lies in 90 to 120 feet of water sitting upright and intact, 6 miles northeast of Milwaukee.
Wisconsin- A 203 foot steamer went down in a storm October 29, 1929. She lies in 90 to 130 feet of water 6 miles east of Kenosha. Some passenger cabins still remain intact.
Rosinco- A small steel, hulled yacht that sank in a storm September 19, 1929. She lies 185 in feet of water 10 miles east of Kenosha.
EMBA- A converted three masted schooner barge that was scuttled in 1932. She lies 7 miles east of Milwaukee in 170 feet of water. A very intact wreck.
St. Albans- A wooden steamer built in 1868 used to haul passengers and freight throughout the lower Great Lakes. Hit ice and sank on January 30, 1881. She is intact standing upright in 165 feet of water, 7 miles east of Milwaukee.
Grace Channon- Sunk in 185 feet of water, the schooner was 168 feet in length. She was built in 1873, and went down in 1877 and is on a even keel, total intact with the cabin still on the main deck.
These are some of the most visited dive sites for this area.
Milwaukee Dock Location
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2007 Schedule - Milwaukee Area Diving (Prins Willem - Milwaukee Car Ferry - St. Albens - EMBA - #6 Dredge - Grace Channon - Tennie & Laura - Gillan Tug - Island City - Wisconsin - Rosinco) - Sturgeon Bay to Manitowoc (Lakeland - Vernon - R. Simmons - Silver Lake - Walter B Allen - Floretta - Home - Helvetia - Northerner) - Lake Huron Diving (Florida - Windiate - Audubon - Norman - Typo - Cedarville) - Lake Superior Whitefish Pt. (Vienna - Panther - Comet - Superior City - Zillah - John B Cowle - John Mitchell - John M Osbourne - Samuel Mather) - Sport Diving - Technical Exploration - Shipwreck Photo History - Shipwreck Movies - Deep Sea Detectives - Sonar Images & Surveys - Meet the Crew - Great Lakes Weather & Links - Carl D. Bradley Exploration - Aurania Exploration - Newsletter - Home Page