Events – Shipwrecks

This page allows you to see a list of Keweenaw History events relating to shipwrecks in Keweenaw County.

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October 2017

10/23/1910-The wooden steamer Langhamcarrying coal, sinks in Bete Gris Bay seeking shelter from a storm.

October 23
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10/24/1884-The iron steamer Scotia was blinded by the snow in a gale, ran aground on Keweenaw Point and was wrecked.

October 24
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10/26/1888-The wooden steamer J.L Hurd, while only partially docked at Eagle Harbor, drifted in a gale, ran aground, but was recovered.

October 26
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November 2017

11/01/1857-The propeller City of Superior hits the rocks while entering Copper Harbor in the snow and wrecks

November 1
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11/05/1910-The wooden steamer Wasaga bound for Fort William with a load of farm machinery wrecked in Copper Harbor while seeking shelter from a storm

November 5
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11/07/1892-The schooner-barge G.M. Neelson broke free of the steamer S.L. Tilley in a gale and ran aground on Gull Rock and was wrecked.

November 7
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11/07/1885-The steamer Algoma crashes off Rock Harbor.

November 7
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11/08/1900-The schooner-barge Abyssian broke free of her tow by the steamer Orinco in a storm near Eagle Harbor, ran aground, but was later pulled free.

November 8
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11/08/1913-The feighter Waldo crashed on Gull Rock. The LSS? Awarded the gold medal to the heroic rescurers who saved the Waldo’s crew.

November 8
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11/12/1883-The propeller Nyack ran aground on a shoal near Traverse Island, was scuttled and then later refloated and recovered.

November 12
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