SHIPWRECK OF THE LUMBERMAN AND THE PRINS WILLEM VJune 04, 2013
|Tom Shahaf inside the Lumberman (photo by Mark Shahaf)|
|Milwaukee on the horizon on board with Shipwreck Explorers (Photo taken by Mark Shahaf)|
The Lumberman was Built in 1862 as a transport for lumber but foundered in April 1893 during a storm. She is at around 55 ft of water and provides a good look as to the the construction concepts and workman ship of her time as she is still in decent shape. She is one of the very few ships to have a double centerboard construction. We had up to 3ft waves and winds up to 10 MPH but the Molly V was able to cut through the conditions and get us to the buoy to make our first dive on the Lumberman in good time. The temp was a bit cooler out on the lake which made wearing a drysuit pleasant unlike how the heat of the summer can cook you like slow roasted beef brisket.
|Mark Shahaf over the Lumberman (photo taken by Tom Shahaf)|
These two wreck were a real treat to experience and I am glad I was able to go with an experienced group of divers and Shipwreck Explorers.
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|Prins Willem V (photo taken by Mark Shahaf)|