Marquette (shipwreck)

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Marquette Shipwreck
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Nearest city: La Pointe, Wisconsin
Built/Founded: 1903
Governing body: State
MPS: Great Lakes Shipwreck Sites of Wisconsin MPS
Added to NRHP: February 13, 2008
NRHP Reference#: 08000027[1]

The Marquette is a shipwreck off the shore of Michigan Island in the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior, just northeast of Bayfield, Wisconsin. The ship, a wooden bulk freighter, sank in 1903 and now lies 200 feet underwater. The wreck was discovered in 2005, but divers did not reach it until the following year.[2]

Mapping and documenting the shipwreck was a joint venture between the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society, the Wisconsin Historical Society - State Historic Preservation Office, and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Research Foundation. The ship was listed on the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places on July 20, 2007 and on the National Register of Historic Places on February 13, 2008. These listings protect the wreck from potential claimants and divers who would pilfer artifacts.[2]