Whitefish Point Underwater Preserve
Whitefish Point reaches into Lake Superior at the Southeast end of the Lake, providing the geographic separation between the “Greatest Lake”, Whitefish Bay and the entrance to the Soo Locks. The cold clear waters in this area have left the wrecks in excellent condition. They range from an early schooner, Niagara, to wood steam barges, Vienna, John Osborne, Samuel Mather, and modern steel Lake freighters Superior City and John B. Cowle.
Whitefish Point is widely known for its deeper shipwrecks sites. Highly trained technical divers plan intricate profiles which incorporate mixed breathing gasses and decompression schedules. Those seeking to explore shipwrecks beyond recreational diving limits will find several extraordinary sites to explore. The deep cold waters of Lake Superior yield underwater visibility ranging from 20 to 150 feet and the shipwrecks are free of zebra mussels. The local preserve organization places mooring buoys on the major shipwrecks.
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