Great Technical Diving
Algoma, Manitowoc & Sheboygan - Technical Diving for the Western Shore of Lake Michigan. Here is were you will find more Intact Deep Wrecks waiting to be explored. Ship wrecks like the Walter B Allen, Silver Lake & the Vernon just to name a few. Depths range from 140' to 215' with visibility between 15' & 40'.
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Ship Wrecks Port Washington to Sturgeon Bay WI.
Northerner- A 81 foot, two-masted schooner, built at Well's Island, Wisconsin. She sank in heavy seas on November 29, 1868 southeast of Port Washington. She lies upright and intact in 135 feet of water. The vessel was carrying a cargo of rough timber at the time of her loss.
Helvetia- A 204 foot, three-masted schooner built in Tonawanda, New York in 1873. She was unceremoniously set ablaze and sank in 165 feet of water about ten miles northeast of Sheboygan.
Silver Lake- A 95 foot, three-masted schooner built in 1889 at Little Point Sable, Michigan. On May 28, 1900 she collided with the car ferry, Marquette and sank in 210 feet of water, eight miles northeast of Sheboygan. Masts standing upright.
Walter B. Allen- A 136 foot, two-masted schooner built in 1866 at Ogdensburg, New York. On April 16, 1880 she took on water and slowly sank in 165 feet of water, nine miles northeast of Sheboygan. Her masts rise to within 90 feet of the surface.
Floretta- A 134 foot , two masted schooner, built in Detroit, MI in 1868. On September 18, 1885 , she took on water and sank rapidly, six miles southeast of Manitowoc WI. She is broken up but still holds many artifacts. She lies in 180 feet of water.
Home- A 84 foot, two masted schooner built in 1843 at Lower Sandusky, OH. On October 23,1858, she sank after colliding with another vessel. The intact Home lies in 165 feet of water a few miles southeast of Manitowoc, WI.
Vernon- Possibly the most exciting technical wreck to dive on, in all of lower Lake Michigan. She lies upright and very intact in 205 feet of water. The Vernon was one of the few package vessels on lake Michigan that sank with her cargo intact. She is a 185 foot steamer made up of both wood and steel. Her deck can be reached at 175 feet and the name Vernon - Chicago is still on her stern. She is located about 8 miles northeast of Two Rivers, WI.
Rouse Simmons- Known as the Christmas Tree Ship, she is a 124 foot, three masted schooner built in 1868 at Milwaukee WI. She sank on November 23, 1912 in heavy seas and lies intact in 165 feet of water, just a few miles north of the Vernon. The remains of the Christmas trees still in her cargo holds.
Lakeland- She rests at the southern most tip of Door County. The Lakeland is a 280 foot freight and passenger steamer built in 1887. On December 3, 1924, she was down bound for Chicago when she took on water and foundered in heavy seas and sank. She lies in 220 feet of water upright and very intact. The Lakeland carried a cargo of cars and packaged goods including Canadian whiskey.
Gallinipper - The GALLINIPPER is a unique relic of Wisconsinís formative years, with ties to the War of 1812, the Great Lakes fur trading era and the early history of Wisconsin. Her remains would be the oldest ever located for a commercial vessel in Wisconsin waters. The GALLINIPPERís story actually begins in Pennsylvania in 1774 with the birth of Michael Dousman.
These are some of the very exciting technical wrecks we dive every season!
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