A wooden steamer that was 246 feet long, was struck by the Brazil & sank very slowly. The Mather rests in 170 feet of water, & divers can reach her deck at about 155 feet. She is a very pristine ship wreck. There are lot's of artifacts & machinery and her cabins are intact. The Mather is located actually closer to the Sioux then to Whitefish Point.
Other names : none
Official no. : 116142
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1887, Cleveland
Specs : 246x40x19, 1576g 1287n
Date of loss : 1891, Nov 22
Place of loss : Off Pt. Iroquois, Whitefish Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : She collided with the package freighter BRAZIL in thick fog and sank in the early a.m. BRAZIL picked up her crew. She was a major loss of $176,000.
Wreckage, in well-preserved state, was located by divers in 1978.
Home port: Cleveland - owned by Pickands, Mather & Co.
Photos by Bob Epson
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