Lumberman

Lumberman

The Lumberman was an old wooden schooner used to haul lumber between Southern Wisconsin and Chicago. On April 7, 1893, while on its way north from Chicago, a gale force wind capsized the Lumberman off from Oak Creek and sent her slowly to the bottom. As she sank, the Lumberman righted itself and the masts were left protruding out of the water. Because of the hazard they presented to navigation, the masts were removed. The Lumberman was rediscovered in 1983. Due to its distance from Milwaukee, the wreck is rarely visited and many of its artifacts remain undisturbed.

Maximum Depth: 70 feet
Distance to deck: 55 feet
Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

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