Detroit Derdge No. 2


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Vessel Type: Barge

Built: 1899 at Detroit, MI USA

Length x Beam x Depth ft [m]: 74.6' x 35.0'x 10.6'   [22.74] x [10.67] x [3.23]

Tonnage: 403 Gross, 337 Net

Official Number: 162874

Other Names: None

Ship Details:

Located by Mr. Tom Kowalczk ( and believed to be:
No.2 Dredge built 1899 at Detroit; undocumented until enrolled as an unrigged vessel at Detroit, July 23, 1906, Official No. 162874; last document (there were only 2) issued at Detroit March 11, 1907 and surrendered at Detroit June 30, 1908 for the cause: "vessel lost"; owner was Detroit Dredging Co.[Paskert email 8/20/2008] 

Site Details:

The DETROIT DREDGE No. 2 sits inverted and intact on a soft bottom.
In cooperation with Cleveland Underwater Explorers (, an initial survey of this vessel was conducted July 26-27, 2008. A full report of this survey is posted here: INITIAL SURVEY REPORT

Highlights: Hull, Spud

Dive Depth ft [m]: 38'-53' [11.6-16.2]