Go-Between: Port Sanilac and Harbor Beach

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So, how about those shipwrecks?

Show me the wrecks from Harbor Beach!
The schooner Dunderburg was launched in 1867. She sank off Harbor Beach after a collision on August 13, 1868. She rests fully intact in 155 feet of water. A unique, extremely well preserved figurehead adorns her bow and her cargo of grain is still sitting in her holds.
The oldest known wreck in the Preserve is the Goliath, a package and bulk freighter. She exploded and burned on September 13, 1848. Her main features are an upright engine, boiler, stove and unique early propellers. They can be examined in about 104 feet of water.
The “The Great Storm” of November 9, 1913 claimed the large steel freighter John McGean. She was lost with all hands and now rests upside down in 195 feet of water.
The 356 foot steel freighter, Glenorchy collided in a dense fog with the steamer Leonard Miller and sank in 110 feet of water. The wreck lies upside down and penetration is possible for properly trained and prepared divers.
The 139 foot, two masted schooner went down in a gale with a cargo of coal in 1895 coming to rest in 210 feet of water. She is upright and intact. Complete with a standing mast, crows nest, windlass, and anchors.
At 250 feet long she was the largest sailing vessel on the lakes. The four masted schooner built in 1890 she went down in a fall gale in 1905 with all 8 hands. She is upright and beautifully intact in 210 feet of water.
Wooden steamer Arctic, sprang a leak and sank in 130 feet of water with no lives lost. Mostly intact with her engine, and gauges being the ships highlights.
The 236-foot steamer Philadelphia was built in 1868. She was lost in a collision with the steamer Albany on November 7, 1893. She is upright in 120 feet of water. The wreck is mostly intact with her cargo of heating and cooking stoves resting on the deck and scattered on the lake floor next to the hull.
The 267 foot steel steamer Albany was launched in 1846. She survived the collision with the Philadelphia on November 7, 1893 and was taken in tow. However, she foundered while undertow and came to rest close by the Philadelphia in 140 feet of water. She lies broken with her stern upright and her bow resting on its starboard side.
This large freighter was lost in a storm on November 29, 1966. The Morrell is famous for having broken into two sections with her bow coming to rest in 200 feet of water. Her stern remained under power after the loss of the bow and continued on for another 6 miles before settling into 218 feet of water. The wreck’s portions lie just north of the Preserve boundary. The wreck is perfectly intact, with all of the details still evident.
This 240 foot long wooden steamer foundered after colliding with the steamer Uranus, on August 19, 1906. She is up right and mostly intact in 175 feet of water.
Wooden tug 101 foot long, sitting upright and intact She foundered after a stern bearing gave way, breaking the stern pipe She came to rest in 100 feet of water.
The huge 300 ton, wooden tug, measuring 161 foot long. She collided with the steamer Oliver Cromwell in 1856. She is upright and intact in 170 feet of water.
The Neilson was a three masted schooner measuring 98 feet long. Launched in 1883, she sank in a collision with the steel steamer Wyandotte in 1911. Today she rests upright and completely intact in 200 feet of water.
The 157 foot side-wheel steamer Detroit sank in a collision in the fog with the bark Nucleus on May 25th, 1854. The wreck sits upright and mostly intact in 200 feet of water. Her engine, side-wheels, deck machinery, anchors and the ships bell are all highlights of the wreck.
The wooden bulk freighter City of Detroit 167 feet long foundered in a storm in December 1873. All 20 hands went down with the ship, and the wreck is upright and intact in 175 feet of water.
Show me the wrecks from Port Sanilac!
Built in 1907, the 250 foot long steel freighter Regina fell prey to the “The Great Storm” of November 9, 1913 and went missing with all hands. She was undiscovered until 1986. Since she was located, she has become a very popular dive site. The ship rests upside down on the bottom in about 80 feet of water. There is a 56 foot hole in the hull that permits entry to the hold area by qualified divers. Some of her cargo can be found scattered on the lake floor.
This small tugboat is a favorite among divers. She was built in 1873 and is important as the first steel tug on the Great Lakes. She had a long career as a working tug on the Lakes, but at 57 feet she was no match for a severe gale on December 13, 1920. Her steel hull rests upright with a slight list to starboard. She rests in 25 to 50 feet of water
The Checotah was built in 1870 as a schooner and actually sank two times. The first was in 1882. She was raised and converted to a scow in 1888. While in tow on October 30, 1906, she began to founder and sank off Forestville. Today, she resides in 117 feet of water with her stern broken and scattered. The bow is intact with much equipment present as well as artifacts distributed about the wreck.
This wooden steamer was launched at Buffalo in 1856 and was lost to heavy seas on October 14, 1876. She lies physically close to the Checotah at a similar depth of 117 feet and is upright but very broken up. Her unique oscillating steam engines are exposed to view and are of special interest to maritime specialists and divers. Part of a wooden “hogging arch” is still in place. She has many tools and much gear present.
The Mary Alice B was built at Duluth, Minnesota in 1931 for the Corps of Engineers as the “Quintus”. In 1962 she passed into private ownership and her name was changed. She was a fair sized working tugboat at 62 feet in length. She foundered off Port Sanilac September 5, 1975. She is upright and intact in 92 feet of water. Her wheelhouse with her wheel still in place can be penetrated.
The North Star was lost after a collision in the fog with her sister ship, the Northern Queen. A steel hulled, 300 foot long package freighter, she was launched in 1889. On November 25, 1908 she was bound for Duluth with a load of grain and shingles when she was struck and sank southeast of Port Sanilac. She rests in about 100 feet of water in two pieces. Her pilothouse is intact and her engine and boilers are in place.
The Williams was carrying a cargo of coal when the 110 foot schooner was lost in 1864. Some of her equipment like a large stock anchor was removed before the law was changed to prohibit the removal of artifacts. She sits upright with her hull mostly intact. The exception is the stern that has collapsed. Divers can visit her in about 84 feet of water and see her hatches, a stove, bilge pump, two winches and a large windlass.
The Strong was a 205 foot wooden steamer built in 1874. During her life she sank three times. On the first two occasions she was raised and placed back in service. The final time came on October 26, 1904 when she caught fire off Lexington and burned to the waterline.
Wooden Schooner barge F.B. Gardner 177 feet long, Caught fire in 1904 and burned to a total loss. Her ribs, huge windlass, and other equipment are the sites highlights. She is in 55 feet of water
The wooden steamer Canisteo, launched in 1886 was 191 feet long. She was burned and scuttled in 1920. The wreck site includes a large four bladed propeller, hull planking, and framing. Other small items are in the wreckage as well such as small tools, and a milk can.
The price, a 504 foot long steel freighter was victim of the Great Storm of 1913. The wreck lies upside down between 45 and 75 feet of water. There is a large debris field, and lots of artifacts scattered at the site. Her propeller and rudder are other highlights of the wreck site.
The 130 foot long three masted schooner John Breden was built in 1862. She was reduced to a tow barge in her later years. in 1899, she was loaded with twice her rated carrying capacity, her seams opened up and she foundered. She rests in 51 feet of water, and is broken into large pieces with a large debris field. The anchors, windlass, and ships wheel are the sites highlights.

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Use our exclusive online dive scheduler to schedule your next Great Lakes shipwreck diving adventure. You can schedule one charter ride or multiples easily and conveniently using our website. Be sure to complete the online waiver and make booking even easier!

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What To Bring
Certification Card, Regulator, BCD, 2 Tanks, Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Exposure Protection, Dive Boots, Save a Dive Kit, Dive Lights, Food/Drinks, Cutting Device, Weights, Wreck Reel, Signal Marker Buoy, UW Camera,  Hood & Gloves

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– Be sure to have all equipment you need to dive and do NOT rely on equipment to be on the boat.

– You may want to bring Dramamine or Sea Sickness pills as the lake can make people who “have grown up on the water” end up feeding the fish.  You want a fun trip and sea sickness is NO FUN.

– Please also dress for the weather that is and could be.  The lake can be cold, hot, rainy, or dry and you will be miles from shore so come prepared and check the weather reports.

– Respect the size of the boat and only bring things that you may need and pack small.  Checking your equipment 2 nights before your dives is highly recommended to ensure you have everything you need and it is working properly.

– Bring your Certification Card on EVERY dive Trip.  No card, No dive.  This is for the Coast Guard and we are strict on this rule!

– Be sure you are diving within your training.  You are responsible for having the proper certification for the diving you will do. (deep, wreck penetration, drysuit, night).

– You should also not be trying out new equipment or making major equipment changes.  These are the dives you bought the best equipment for and the reason you did all your training.  This is not the time to learn how to use your gear or do these dives (unless you are doing training with an Instructor).

Make sure that you have the proper certifications for the dive you are planning.  Plan your Dive and Dive your Plan!

Not being able to dive due to a forgotten mask or other equipment is not grounds for a refund. Refunds will ONLY be given if there is an issue with the boat or weather.  Rain does not cancel a trip, only the captain does.

Get ready to have a great time diving some of the best wrecks on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron!

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Quite often diver’s discuss our charters and make arrangements for buddies on our Partner’s page, Dive Right In Scuba. So remember to check there for potential new friends.


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For all your Technical Diving needs, check out The Deco Stop!  Look for new trips as we head up north for deeper Technical Diving Wreck Dives.



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