The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Car Ferry No. 2 (Shipwreck), sunk, 1 Jun 1907

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The United States Lake Survey steamer SEARCH has found a clear depth of only 22 feet at the present high stage of Lake Michigan over the wreck of the car ferry No. 2, sunk in June 1907, about 3-1/8 miles from Calumet Harbor Lighthouse. the wreck has been marked with spar buoys flying white flags with red centers. The wreck of the schooner DAVID DOWS, lying easterly about 3-1/3 miles, has been marked by similar buoys
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 14, 1908
      The U. S. Lake Survey has received a report from Maj. Thomas H. Rees, U. S. Engineer in charge of the Chicago District that remnants of car-ferry barge No. 2 have been removed , and the wreck of the schooner DAVID DOWS has been partly removed. The car ferry barge was sunk in June 1907, and was partly removed by the government in July and August of the same year. The sweeping operations of the Lake Survey steamer SEARCH in August 1908, disclosed that this wreck was then still a menace to navigation.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 7, 1908

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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.73309 Longitude: -87.5256
William R. McNeil
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Car Ferry No. 2 (Shipwreck), sunk, 1 Jun 1907