Barge 12

Nordmeer wreck with diver
A scuba diver photographs the bow of Barge 12.

Vessel Type: Barge

GPS Location: N45°08.193' W83°09.554'

Depth: 40 Feet

Wreck Length: 160 Feet

Beam: 44 Feet

Gross Tonnage: Unknown

Cargo: Supplies

Launched: 1897 in Buffalo, New York

Wrecked: July 8, 1975

Mooring Buoy Data

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.

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Barge 12 wreck underwater
A scuba diver examines the wreckage of Barge 12 in shallow water.