City Of Detroit

City Of Detroit

  • Location:

    Harbor Beach
  • Sunk:

    December 1873
  • Depth:

    200 feet
  • Cost:

  • Dive it From:

    Go Between

Launched in 1846 as a wooden bulk freight steamer, the City of Detroit served her owners dutifully on Lake Huron until she ultimately met her fate on a cold December day, nearly 30 years later. On that fateful night, the City of Detroit was caught in a storm and foundered, sinking with all 20 members of her crew on board. She went down and came to rest upright and intact in 200 feet of water. Given her depth, the is only divable for those who are armed with technical training, experience, and equipment. However, for those who are able to explore her at the extreme depths in which she sits are in for a treat. Her fully intact hull is still loaded with the cargo of barrelled flour and wheat she went down with. We visit the City of Detroit from Harbor Beach on the Go-Between.*Special thanks to Robert McGreevy for the use of his artwork for this shipwreck*