Michigan shipwreck group says it found schooner

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Posted: Apr 06, 2012 2:25 PM
Michigan shipwreck group says it found schooner

A shipwreck-exploring group has discovered what it believes is a 19th century vessel in western Michigan.

The Grand Rapids Press says ( http://bit.ly/HjRdSu) the ship was found off the coast of Grand Haven in 350 feet of water and may be the St. Peter, a ship that sank in 1874 while delivering a load of wheat from Chicago to Buffalo, N.Y.

Divers discovered the 90-foot, two-masted schooner in October. Officials with the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association announced the find on Friday.

According to the crew, the St. Peter sank about 35 miles off the Milwaukee coast in Lake Michigan. All of them survived.

Members of MSRA plan to talk about the exploration during a presentation at the Knickerbocker Theatre in Holland on April 21.


Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids