Body of Water: Lake Huron
Vessel Type: 3-Masted Schooner
Built: 1874 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA
Length x Beam x Depth ft [m]: 138.6' x 26.2'x 11.2' [42.25] x [7.99] x [3.41]
Tonnage: 322.39 Gross
Official Number: 125375
Other Names: None
Bound Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Buffalo, New York, she became trapped in ice & sunk; crew of 9 lost. Wreck located in 1987 by Paul Ehorn and John Steele.
Date of Loss: Last seen leaving Milwaukee Saturday, November 28, 1875
Location of Loss: Off Middle Island near Rogers City, Michigan USA
The Windiate is completely intact, less the canvas sails, and sits upright on a hard bottom. All three mast were standing in 2006.
Highlights: Wheel, Name Board, Yawl, Cabin and Hatch Covers in place, Rigging.
Dive Depth ft [m]: 160'-180' [48.8-54.9]