D.M. Wilson

Take a trip with us to the wreck of the D.M. Wilson in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary! The Wilson was headed for Milwaukee with a load of coal in 1894 when it sprang a leak and began sinking. The steamers Hudson and Samuel Mitchell took it in tow but it foundered in 40 feet of water two miles north of Thunder Bay Island; the crew was rescued by a fourth ship. The Wilson was broken up by a gale 10 days later and much of the machinery was later salvaged. Still, most of the Wilson's hull remains intact today, including a large windlass that rests on the bow. ‪#‎EarthIsBlue‬‬‬‬‬‬‬