a diver swims above a shipwreck with twisted beams of metal prptruding form it
A diver swims over the remains of Viator, which sits upright on the lake bottom.
sonar image of a shipwreck
Sonar image of the shipwreck Viator.

Vessel Type: Motor: ocean vessel

GPS Location: N44°59.480' W83°02.229'

Depth: 188 feet

Wreck Length: 232 feet

Beam: 33 feet

Gross Tonnage: 983

Cargo: Pickled Herring

Built: 1904 by Stavanger, Stoberi and Dok at Stavanger, Norway

Wrecked: October 31,1935

Mooring Buoy Data

Description: Despite improved charts, navigational aids, designated shipping lanes, radio telephones, and eventually radar, big ships still go down in the Great Lakes. Such was the case when the Norwegian ocean freighter Viator was rammed by the freighter Ormindale during a heavy fog northeast of Thunder Bay Island. Viator went to the bottom in deep water. The wreck sits upright on the lake bottom and is largely intact except for the collision damage.

a diver swims above the deck of a shipwreck
A diver swims over the remains of Viator.
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A diver descends to see the massive shipwreck of Viator loom into view.