Elma Shipwreck

Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-2607

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As one of the shipwrecks of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Elma lies in 8 feet of water, about 2 miles from Miners Castle. The entire bottom of this schooner barge is often visible among shifting sand. She wrecked on September 26, 1895. Towed as a consort by the Birckhead, the 160 foo-long Elma broke loose in a storm near Whitefish Point. Seeking refuge at Grand Island, huge seas broke away the rudder and the load of lumber washed overboard. Of nine on board, only one casualty was recorded.

Location: 46 47'57" north and 86 35' 53" west.