• Steamer
  • 40ffw
  • 250ft Length
  • 46 28.02 N 086 36.56 W

Like many other ships, the 252-foot wooden steamer Manhattan was seeking refuge in October 1903 from a Lake Superior storm. She reached safe harbor but when she departed the next day, October 26, 1903, her steering failed to cause her to strike a reef and a fire broke out. She burned to the waterline and was later partially salvaged. What remains today lies in 20 to 40 feet of water. Divers can see the steamer’s hull framing as well as her enormous rudder with its depth markings still visible.

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