Florida was a steam freighter laid down with a wooden hull by Mills Dry Dock Company in Buffalo in Florida, and was launched in 1889 for M. Drake. Under a journey from Chicago loaded with wheat and general goods, she collided with the steamer George W. Roby outside  Presque Isle Harbor in Lake Huron under heavy fog and sank 20. April 1897. The wreck rest today on her keel like a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 48 to 63 meter. Also see the wreck of the steamer Norman that sank nearby two years earlier.

Former names:

270,3 x 40,2 x 15,4 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2103 grt
Buffalo ( US ) 1889
( US )
45°17'46.9"N 83°17'00.7"W

Last updated: November 2020