Vienna- A very beautiful intact wooden steamer that now rests in 145 feet of crystal clear water, the deck can be reached at120 feet. She sank after being struck by the Nipigon. The Vienna is upright & offers many good opportunities for exploration, including her bow cabins & intact engine. The Vienna is located only a 1.5 miles from Whitefish Point.
Panther- A 249 foot, wooden steamer, located four miles South East of the point is at a depth of 110 feet. She met her fate in the fog on June 26,1916 when she collided with the James J Hill. The panther is upright & intact.
Comet- A rare wooden side-wheeler that sank in 235 feet of water, after she collided with the Manitoba. Within minutes she sank to the bottom, and now her haul mostly intact can be reached at a depth of 225 feet. The Comet is located about 7 miles South East of the point.
Superior City- A steel freighter that now lies in 270 feet of water, she is 429 feet long and divers can reach her deck at 220 feet. The Superior City sank after collision with the Willis L King & is sitting upright & intact for the technical diver to explore.
Zillah- A steamer that was 202 feet long. She sank in 250 feet of water after her cargo shifted in a Lake Superior storm. Her deck can be reached at 230 feet, and the wreck of the Zillah is located about 4 miles South East of the point.
John B Cowle- A 420 foot steel steamer that collided with the steamer that collided with the steamer Isaac M Scott on July 12,1909, now rest in two sections in 220 feet of water. The stern can be reached at about 185 feet. The Cowle is mostly intact & sits with her stern at the shallowest point.
John Mitchell- A steel freighter many divers overlook, she is in 150 feet of water, but is upside down. The Mitchell collided in the dense fog with the Mack on July 10,1911 and sank quickly. She is located about 3 miles west of Whitefish Point. The Mitchell is a exciting wreck to dive with her intact engine room hanging upside down. Please remember there is only one way in & one way out of her.
John M Osbourne- A 180 foot wooden steamer. The Osbourne sunk after being struck by the Alberta. She now rest in 180 feet of water, upright & very intact with many artifacts still on her. Much of the Osbourne's equipment was salvaged for museum's. Excellent penetration opportunities!
Samuel Mather- 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.
This is only a sampling of the shipwrecks in the Whitefish Preserve!
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