Exploring the Schooner <i>Home</i> | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Exploring the Schooner Home

Exploring the Schooner <i>Home</i> | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Underwater overhead view of the schooner <i>Home</i> taken from the starboard side near the stern. Two underwater archeologists are swimming over the site of the ship.
DESCRIPTION
Underwater overhead view of the schooner Home taken from the starboard side near the stern. Two underwater archeologists are swimming over the site of the ship.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:119835
Creation Date: February 03 2011
Creator Name:Thomsen, Tamara
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County:
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Maritime Preservation and Archeology Program Collection
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:digital file
Original Format Number:1509000010
Original Dimensions:3008 X 2000 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This schooner was constructed in 1843 in Black River, Ohio. She mainly carried lumber between Buffalo and Detroit. In October 1858, the schooner Home collided with the schooner William Fiske near Manitou Islands, destroying the masts of the Home and sinking her. The William Fiske was able to rescue the crew of the Home, resulting in no loss of life. The collision took place in the early morning, between three and four a.m. The Home is resting upright at the bottom of Lake Michigan with the hull largely intact, excepting collision damage to the starboard bow and the foremast which had broken off and was pulled to the surface by commercial fishing nets. The foremast is now on display at the Rogers Street Fishing Village in Two Rivers, WI. For more information visit the Wisconsin Shipwrecks website.
SUBJECTS
Men
Women
Scuba diving
Underwater exploration
19th Century
Cargo ships
Marine accidents
Ships
Michigan, Lake
Protective clothing
Lumber trade
Archaeology
Underwater photography

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