A Cargo of Automobiles on the Steamer <i>Lakeland</i> | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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A Cargo of Automobiles on the Steamer Lakeland

A Cargo of Automobiles on the Steamer <i>Lakeland</i> | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Underwater view of a pile of broken automobiles resting in the sunken <i>Lakeland</i>.
DESCRIPTION
Underwater view of a pile of broken automobiles resting in the sunken Lakeland.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:119840
Creation Date: November 26 2013
Creator Name:Thomsen, Tamara
City:
County:
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Maritime Preservation and Archeology Program Collection
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:digital file
Original Format Number:1509000014
Original Dimensions:4928 X 3264 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Lakeland was built in 1887 and originally named Cambria. In 1910 the name was changed to Lakeland when the ship was converted from a cargo freighter to a a combination passenger and cargo steamer. On December 4th, 1924, the Lakeland sprang a leak and sank. No lives were lost. The leak was believed to be the result of insurance fraud but this was never proven. At the time of loss the Lakeland was transporting a cargo of Nash and Kissel cars, which still remain at the bottom of Lake Michigan with the largely intact ship, just off the coast of Sturgeon Bay. For more information visit the Wisconsin Shipwrecks website.
SUBJECTS
Underwater exploration
Automobiles
Cargo ships
Underwater photography
Great Lakes
Marine accidents
Ships
Michigan, Lake

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