Site NameWhaleback 115

  • Location:

    Pic Island / N48°41'53.4804" W86°39'16.4772"

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  • Organization:

    SOS Superior

  • Record Date:

    July 18,2015

  • Wreck Type:

    barge

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  • Length:

    256'

  • Hull Material:

    Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Lake Superior

  • Depth min:

    40

  • Depth max:

    80

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  • Description:

    Whaleback 115 was one of a series of uniquely built barges that, at one time, plied the waters of Lake Superior. Whaleback 115 became the last Great Lakes Shipwreck of the 1800's after a dramatic fight for survival during a major storm for several days. The storm was so intense that some wreckage can be seen 50' up the cliff on Pic Island. Like many Lake Superior Wrecks, this was found by Ryan LeBlanc in 1980.

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