Diving the Muskegon – Michigan City

Dive the Muskegon - Michigan City (2011-06-25)

Two boats and 4 divers made for easy boating & diving this morning out of Michigan City, Indiana. The Muskegon is right outside the harbor and an easy dive.   As you can see the weather was great, hardly any wave action (0 to 1′) and warm water. Visiblity was ~ 6′.   

The Muskegon (listed  in the National Register of Historic Places) was a wooden hulled side-wheel steamer built in 1872. Originally named Peerless, a sand and gravel company converted it from a passenger and package freighter to a sand sucker. The vessel caught fire in 1910 while at dock in Michigan City, was scuttled to extinguish the flames, set adrift in deep water, and eventually sank in 1911.  Details: 211′ LOA X 39.9’B X 12.5’D; Constructed in 1872 by Ira Lafrinies in Cleveland, Ohio. 1199 gross tons- 912 net tons; Locatiion: One mile west of the pier head; Depth: ~50′ max. 

Next week the MSB out of Hammond Indiana?

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