Vessel Type: Barge
GPS Location: N45°08.193' W83°09.554'
Depth: 40 Feet
Wreck Length: 160 Feet
Beam: 44 Feet
Gross Tonnage: Unknown
Launched: 1897 in Buffalo, New York
Wrecked: July 8, 1975
Mooring buoy: None
Description: Barge 12 sank alongside the German freighter Nordmeer. The large rectangular welded steel barge with open deck hatches is completely intact and absent any obvious signs of damage. Open hatches lead below deck with intact ladders, equipment storage compartments, and barrels, cans and loose wiring scattered about.
Great Lakes Maritime Collection digital archive: http://greatlakeships.org/2892077/data?n=1