The Northerner was built in 1850 in Clayton, New York by John Oades. It was originally owned by Henry T. Bacon, a New York merchant, and co-owned and operated by Russell Disbrow. At that time, the Northerner mainly traveled on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. In 1859, the Northerner was damaged in a…
recent dive adventures
Intentionally sunk in 2003, this 204′ car ferry offers something for every diver. Sitting upright in 82 feet of water with her main deck just over 45′ down, the “Straits” has become Chicago’s premier dive site.
Diving the wreck of The Northerner out of Port Washington Lake Michigan.
The Thomas Hume was built in 1870 in Manitowoc Wisconsin. She is a schooner measured at 132feet in length. After leaving port in 1891, she was never seen again. Today she rests in 150feet of water 20 miles offshore and is a technical divers dream.
The Prins Willem V, was a 258 foot long steel freighter. It had a cargo of automobile parts, printing presses, twine and band instruments when on Oct. 14, 1954 it ran into an 800-foot tow cable between the tug Sinclair Chicago and the barge Sinclair XII. The cable tore two major holes into the Prins Willem V and it took on water fast.
The Northerner is an 81 foot long, two masted schooner. It shipwrecked on November 29, 1868 five miles southeast of Port Washington, Wisconsin. The bottom of the ship currently lies under 135 feet of water. The ship remains fairly intact although the pilothouse blew off when the ship wrecked.
he Milwaukee Car Ferry is a 325 foot car ferry that sank off from Whitefish Bay on October 22, 1929. Gale force winds rocked the ship, causing the railroad cars she was carrying to leave their tracks and roll into the seagate. The seagate was bent, which allowed water to enter the vessel and sink her. All 52 crew members lost their lives in the accident.
This 189 foot Hawaii shipwreck rests in 123 feet of water, it is the deepest recreational scuba diving shipwreck in Honolulu, Hawaii. This Hawaii shipwreck offers penetration through its cargo holds, inner cabins, engine room, narrow passageways, and stairwells of the ship.