Milwaukee Car Ferry

Milwaukee Car Ferry

Milwaukee Car Ferry

The Milwaukee Car Ferry is a 325 foot car ferry that sank off from Whitefish Bay on October 22, 1929. Gale force winds rocked the ship, causing the railroad cars she was carrying to leave their tracks and roll into the seagate. The seagate was bent, which allowed water to enter the vessel and sink her. All 52 crew members lost their lives in the accident. The Milwaukee Car Ferry is the second largest ship ever lost on Lake Michigan. The railroad cars she was carrying are still aboard, and a small hole cut by divers permits penetration of her engine room. However, deep silt and poor visibility make penetration extremely dangerous. This dive should be attempted only by experienced technical divers equipped with wreck reels and redundant air supplies.Milwaukee Car Ferry - Sideview

Maximum Depth: 116 feet
Distance to deck: 90 feet
Skill level: Advanced

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