wreck of the minnehaha exposed

I’ve posted several pictures of the Minnehaha shipwreck along the shores of Lake Michigan, but this one is amazing!  I’ve never seen this much of the shipwreck exposed.  Camp Arcadia posted the picture on their Facebook page.  water levels in the Great Lakes are down quite a bit this year – we could really use some snowfall this year, as last year was very light.

photo by Camp Arcadia

photo by Camp Arcadia

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4 Responses to “wreck of the minnehaha exposed”


  1. 1 lou December 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    it is always amazing what the waters choose to reveal. i have pics of a similar wreck from the outer banks there one day, gone the next.
    i totally agree about the water levels as well. lake erie is down 21 inches.
    pray for heavy snows in central canada

  2. 2 ilona harns December 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Awesome photo!!!

  3. 3 Baydog December 4, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I’m surprised there hasn’t been a movement to relocate and preserve the remains of this ship. I know it’s neat to let her lie where she washed up, but eventually, if not cared for, she’ll decay, break up, and become souvenirs for beachcombers, if not already?

    • 4 my2fish December 4, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Baydog, I think there are a few issues: the Great Lakes have a very high number of shipwrecks, so it’d probably be hard to decide which ones to save first. Plus Michigan has some laws in place specifically to preserve (leave in place) the shipwrecks so divers can explore them. Also, this specific wreck has been there for 100+ years, and seen its fair share of damage from the elements and probably tourists looking for trinkets. More info can be found here: http://www.michiganpreserves.org/about.htm


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