For ships in trouble on the long southern coast of Lake Superior, harbors of refuge are few. Munising is one of them. The waters off Munising are sheltered by Grand Island and have been the final destination of many ships seeking safe harbor from the fury of the big lake.
The area stretching from just west of Munising to Au Sable Point and including the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is the home of the Alger Underwater Preserve. Several major shipwrecks lying within recreational diving limits are found inside its boundaries.
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As one of the many shipwrecks of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, this 150 foot wooden canal schooner is located in 20 feet of water in the Grand Island's Murray Bay. She was carrying a cargo of 488 tons of iron ore when she sunk in Munising Bat wutg a kiss if tgree hands on October 15,