SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - A shipwreck in Lake Michigan near Sheboygan has been
added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The scow schooner sank in the lake in 1900 while it was sailing from Eagle
Harbor to Racine. It encountered some dense fog near Manitowoc and was run
down by the ferry Pere Marquette, killing one crew member on the Silver
The Wisconsin Historical Society says the Silver Lake is the only known
example of a double centerboard scow schooner sailing vessel. The ship
operated mainly in Lake Michigan lumber trade.
The Sheboygan Press says the Silver Lake lies upright in 200 feet of water
seven miles northeast of Sheboygan.