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Wooden Three-Masted Schooner
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GPS Location: N45°17.475' W83°18.951'
Depth: 195 Feet
Wreck Length: 137 Feet Beam: 26 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 336 Cargo: Coal
Launched: 1873 by Wolf & Davidson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wrecked: October 14, 1899
Description:The steamer W.P. Ketcham ran down the schooner Typo immediately sinking it and drowning four of the crew. The Typo sits upright on the lake bottom with foremast intact to the crosstrees. The main and mizzen masts are broken and spread across the deck along with topmasts, cross trees, spars, and wire rigging. A ship’s bell remains hanging in the belfry. Most of the deck is in place and the hold is still full of coal.



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