Bermuda
The earliest shipwreck located within the Alger Preserve is the Bermuda which sank on October 15th, 1870. The Bermuda is found between Grand Island and Munising and is one of the favorites of divers.

  • Depth: 12’ to 30’
  • Location: 46 27.89’N 086 38.81’W

 
 

Smith Moore
One of the popular shipwrecks in the preserve is the Smith Moore, a wooden steam barge. This ship sank on July 13, 1889.

  • Depth: 70’ to 105’
  • Location: 46 27.33’N 086 37.06’W

 


 
 

Herman H. Hettler
This wooden steam boat sand after seeking refuge from a storm on November 23rd, 1926.

  • Depth: 30’ to 40’
  • Location: 46 29.03’N 086 35.98’W

 
 

Kiowa
This steel bulk freight steamer sank on November 30th, 1929.

  • Depth: 25’ to 40’
  • Location: 46 38.71’N 086 13.21’W

 
 

Manhattan
This wooden steamer sank on October 26, 1903, just a day after seeking refuge in the harbor. Upon leaving the refuge the failed steering caused the steamer to hit a reef.

  • Depth: 20’ to 40’
  • Location: 46 28.02’N 086 36.56’W

 
 

Steven M. Selvick
Built in Cleveland, OH in 1915, this historic ship aided in the building of the Mackinac Bridge. In 1994, this ship was donated to the Alger Preserve. This vessel was intentionally sunk in 1996 for sport diving opportunities.

  • Depth: 30’ to 60’
  • Location: 46 29.53’N 086 35.87’W