A very beautiful intact wooden steamer that now rests in 145 feet of crystal clear water, the deck can be reached at120 feet. She sank after being struck by the Nipigon. The Vienna is upright & offers many good opportunities for exploration, including her bow cabins & intact engine. The Vienna is located only a 1.5 miles from Whitefish Point.
Other names : none
Official no. : 25875
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1873, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 191x34x14, 1006g 829n
Date of loss : 1892, Sep 16
Place of loss : Whitefish Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Towing barge MATTIE C. BELL(qv) in fog. Rammed broadside by wooden propeller NIPIGON and went to bottom quickly with huge hole in her side. NIPIGON tried to take her in tow.
Built for Cleveland Navigation Co. registered out of Cleve.
Wreck located in 1974.
Photo by Suzanne Camdem
Photos by Bob Epson
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