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D.R. Hanna

Bulk Freighter
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Inverted bow with anchors.
Inverted bow with anchors.

GPS Location: N45° 05.05' W83° 05.193'
Depth: 130 Feet
Wreck Length: 532 Feet Beam: 56 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 7023 Cargo: Wheat
Built: 1906 by American Ship Building Co. at Lorain, Ohio
Wrecked: May 16, 1919

Inverted hull with propeller and rudder.
Inverted hull with propeller and rudder.

Description: Carrying 377,000 bushels of wheat from Duluth for Buffalo, the steel bulk freighter D.R. Hanna was run into and sunk by the steamer Quincy A. Shaw. The Hanna rolled over and is now resting upside down on the lake bottom. It is the largest wreck in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

 

Link to historical information on this ship.

 

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Enjoy diving the wrecks of Thunder Bay, but always respect the past. State and federal laws prohibit removing or disturbing artifacts. Future generations are depending on us to leave historic shipwrecks intact. Please take only pictures and leave only bubbles.


The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary maintains seasonal moorings at many shipwreck sites. Available from May to September, the moorings make for safer diving and also protect shipwrecks from anchor damage. Sanctuary regulations require vessels to use moorings when present.


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GPS Coordinates:
45.08417, -83.08655
Contact:
Phone: 989.356.8805
 
 
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