MSB: The most popular shipwreck? The Material Service Barge (called this because it was leased by Material Services Company). sank in 1936 with most hands on board. It lies under the Buoy Marker WR10, in approximately 30 feet of water, 1/2 mile from shore. It sank with no damage - current damage is due to salvage efforts and the Army Corps getting dynamite happy.
A self propelled barge, it is solid steel and in great shape. The cargo holds are open and a great dive. One tank lasts quite a while. You'll pass one thermocline at approx. 22 feet. Temperature drops about 12 degrees. I have seen visibility on this wreck as good as 30 feet and as poor as 0 inches! Depends on the weather during the past few days. Over 240 feet long, she is off the North end of the Calumet harbor breakwall. Approx. loran 33426 x 50200.
Material Service Barge (MSB) Marked by Can Buoy #10, 1/2 mile from Calumet harbor. 33426.3 50201.4
Lady Elgin: Discovered just a few years back, this was the "Titanic" of the Great Lakes. Over 300 people lost their lives when the Lady Elgin burned and sank. Discovered by local wreck hunter Harry Zych, the Lady Elgin case has been in court since the discovery was made public. The state wants it. Harry wants it. Divers want it. Harry wanted salvage rights. The insurance companies wanted rights. On and on it went. Finally a non-profit company will take control of the wreck. The location is still guarded, but some local operators will take you to her. It lies somewhere off Waukegan, IL. Note: Legally, you can get in serious trouble diving this wreck.
Prins Willem V Just over 3 3/4 miles off Milwaukee. 32979.7 49287.0
Shipwrecks in Racine County (in order southward from the Racine-Milwaukee County line):
Shaggy's Southern Lake Michigan Shipwrecks Loran for shipwrecks in Southern Lake Michigan.