As one of the shipwrecks in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Kiowa is located off Twelvemile Beach in about 40 feet of water. About 80% of the steel ship's hull and most of the machinery may still be seen at the site, though all of the superstructure is gone. The Kiowa was one of 498 ships of the "Frederickstad Design" built between 1917 and 1920. Heading down the lake with a cargo of flax seed, it was caught in a gale and began taking on water. By December 1, 1929, she was helpless and fetched up in 30 feet of water before a strong northwest wind.
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