Here are just a few of the many shipwrecks in and around the Chicagoland area….
Rotarian: A 44.8 meter side-wheel paddle steamer that was intentionally sunk in 1937 in 26 meters of water.
Straits of Mackinac: Intentionally sunk in 2003, this 62 meter car ferry offers something for every diver. Sitting upright in 30 meters of water with her main deck just over 14 meters down, the “Straits” has become Chicago’s premier dive site
Tacoma: Sunk in 1929, this 30 meter wooden tug sits upright on the bottom in 11 meters of water.
Wells Burt: Sitting in 12.1 meters of water, this 3 masted schooner was built in 1873. She sank in 1883.
Wings of Wind: Built in 1855 this 40 meter wooden schooner sank as a result of a collision in 1866. Resting in 12.1 meters of water, you are able to dive her 19.8 meter bow section with bowsprit and windlass.
M/V Rosinco: Built in 1916 this 29 meter motor yacht was the first diesel yacht on Lake Michigan. She is sitting upright in 56.3 meters since her sinking in 1928, 10 miles off Kenosha.
SS Wisconsin: This 65 m x 10 m steel hulled vessel sits upright in 40 meters of water. When built in 1881, she was considered the most state of the art steamers ever built at the time. She sunk on ‘Black Friday’ October 29, 1929