Island City (schooner)

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Island City Shipwreck (Schooner)
Island City (schooner) is located in Wisconsin
Island City (schooner)
Location Off the coasts of Mequon, Wisconsin and Port Washington, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°14′18″N 87°50′43″W / 43.23833°N 87.84528°W / 43.23833; -87.84528Coordinates: 43°14′18″N 87°50′43″W / 43.23833°N 87.84528°W / 43.23833; -87.84528
NRHP reference # 11000810
Added to NRHP November 10, 2011

The Island City was a schooner that sank in Lake Michigan off the coasts of Mequon, Wisconsin and Port Washington, Wisconsin, United States. On November 10, 2011, the shipwreck site was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

History[edit]

The Island City was built by Peter Perry in Sans Souci, Michigan in 1859.[2] For most of her service, the vessel carried produce and other merchandise to and from Detroit, Michigan and various other ports on Lake Saint Clair. She later hauled lumber across other portions of Lake Michigan and sank in a storm while en route from Ludington, Michigan to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She lies southeast of Port Washington in 135 to 140 feet (41 to 43 m) of water.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties". National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Island City Shipwreck (Schooner)". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  3. ^ Kohl, Cris (2001). The Great Lakes Diving Guide. West Chicago, Ill.: Seawolf Communications, Inc.