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Lake Michigan shipwreck added to historic register

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - A shipwreck in Lake Michigan near Sheboygan has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The scow schooner sank in the lake in 1900 while it was sailing from Eagle Harbor to Racine. It encountered some dense fog near Manitowoc and was run down by the ferry Pere Marquette, killing one crew member on the Silver Lake.

The Wisconsin Historical Society says the Silver Lake is the only known example of a double centerboard scow schooner sailing vessel. The ship operated mainly in Lake Michigan lumber trade.

The Sheboygan Press says the Silver Lake lies upright in 200 feet of water seven miles northeast of Sheboygan.

 

 

Posted 4/16/2013