Iris (1866 ship)

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Iris (shipwreck)
Iris (1866 ship) is located in Wisconsin
Iris (1866 ship)
LocationLake Michigan off the coast of Washington Island
Coordinates45°24′3″N 86°51′12″W / 45.40083°N 86.85333°W / 45.40083; -86.85333Coordinates: 45°24′3″N 86°51′12″W / 45.40083°N 86.85333°W / 45.40083; -86.85333
NRHP reference #06000638
Added to NRHPJuly 19, 2006

Iris was a schooner launched at Port Huron, Michigan, in 1866.[1] She spent 47 years sailing the Great Lakes; for most of this time she was based out of Detroit Harbor, Wisconsin. In 1913 she sank in Lake Michigan off the coast of Washington Island in Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Her crew abandoned her after she ran aground.[2]

In 2006, the shipwreck site was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[3]


  1. ^ "Iris Shipwreck". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  2. ^ "What sites are underwater?". Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Iris (Shipwreck)". Landmark Retrieved 2012-02-10.