Dive Shipwrecks at the Alger Underwater Preserve

Primary Dive Sites


The Bermuda
A 150-foot wooden schooner that sank in the spring of 1870 in Murray’s Bay on Grand Island, is very popular dive site for beginners to advanced divers. Although this wreck lies in only 30 feet of water, it is protected from ice and wave damage by Grand Island. The schooner sits upright with her top deck only 1q2 feet below the water’s surface.
46 27.89’N
086 38.81’W

The Smith Moore
A 260-foot three-masted steamer which sank in the Munising East Channel in July 1889. She rests intact in about 100 feet of water with visibility of 20-40 feet. Divers with intermediate to advanced skills will enjoy this wreck.
46 27.33’N
086 37.06’W

The Herman H. Hettler
A 235-foot wooden streamer, wrecked in November 1926 when she was seeking shelter in Munising Harbor and slammed into a reef. She is located in 30-40 foot depths with outstanding visibility.
46 29.03’N
086 35.98’W

The Kiowa
A grain carrying 251-foot steel bulk freight steamer, the Kiowa was hit by a gale in November 1929. Because she is located at 20-40 foot depths, on a clear day the huge sections of hull are easily visible from the surface.
46 38.71’N
086 13.21’W

The Manhattan
This wood-hulled freighter sank in October 1903, and is now in 20-40 foot depths off the east shore of Grand Island.
46 28.02’N
086 36.56’W

Steven M. Selvick
A 71-foot steel tug was intentionally sunk off Trout Point in May 1996 in the Alger Underwater Preserve. She is totally intact in 60 feet of water and rises to within 30 feet of the surface, making this a great dive for beginners or experts. Captain Peter Lindquist of Shipwreck Diving Tours was responsible, in large part, for adding the Steven M. Selvick to the Alger Underwater Diving Preserve.
46 29.53’N
086 35.87’W

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