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Lake Huron


Sitting upright and somewhat intact in 70ft of water, 218’ long wooden steamer Barnum is a good site for a second dive, or any dive, when the winds blow out the wrong way. Similarly to Eber Ward and a lot of other wrecks at the bottom of the Straits, Barnum lost its early spring fight with ice and sunk. Unlike Ever Ward, no lives were lost on this one

Highlights include: large boiler and propeller in place and some penetration opportunities on her two decks.  You’d have to try hard to locate the prop – the stern is starting to collapse and finding it amidst the rubble was not easy

Hazards: the visibility was atrocious when we were there with large chunks of stuff floating around – not sure if that is a recurring event though

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