The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Nordmeer (Freighter), aground, 19 Nov 1966

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      NORDMEER was a sleek German motor package freighter built at Flensburg, Germany in 1954. She was 8683 gt and 470 ft., the largest saltie to have permanent residence on the lakes. On November 19, 1966, she was downbound from Chicago with a cargo of rolled stainless steel wire when she misread a channel marker in foggy conditions and drove onto a reef a few miles north of Thunder Bay Island. She was thought to be an easy salvage, but a storm a few days later tore her bottom up and she was a total loss, crew taken off by helicopter in the gale. Wreckage is emergent a couple miles from shore and is frequented by pleasure boaters. She was quite a lovely ship.

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Reason: aground
Freight: stainless wire
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Nordmeer (Freighter), aground, 19 Nov 1966