Clifton

Michigan,North America

The steamer Clifton was built in 1892 at American Stell Barge Company in Superior, Wisonsin. She was built for transportation of iron ore and had a special design just for this task. After three decades of service she disappeared together with 26 men under a journey from Sturgeon Bay loaded with ore 21.September 1924. The wreck was found by the known wreck hunter David Trotter who had searched for the wreck for many years in the summer 2016. The wreck rest today on a depth of approx 50 meter. Also see the wreck of Detroit, also found by Trotter.


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Clifton

308,0 x 30,0 x ? f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3500 ( ? ) grt
Superior ( US ) 1892
Cleveland ( US )


Picture: Clifton
Courtesy of Door County Museum


"On Sept. 24, 2016, Trotter and his dive team decided they wanted to make a quick dive on the target they discovered three months prior. When the divers surfaced, Trotter happened to be videotaping, and one of the divers said, “Dave, there’s a whaleback down there" Trotter responded by saying, “You have to be kidding me; that has to be the Clifton!”