Wisconsin's Great Lakes Shipwrecks - Explore Shipwrecks - Louisiana
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The Louisiana's historical significance lies in the example she offers of second-generation wooden bulk carrier design and in her association with the local history surrounding the great gale of 1913.

The site of the Louisiana is a favorite of beginning and intermediate divers, attractive for its shallow depth, water clarity, large amount of structure, extensive fish population (primarily smallmouth bass), and protected location in Washington Harbor.

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The site is close to shore but access is available only by boat. Charter and other dive boats are often seen floating above the site.

 

As with many other wrecks in the Great Lakes, zebra mussels have colonized the Louisiana. These prolific mollusks are very difficult to control, and further colonization appears inevitable.

You can learn more about the Louisiana's history and archeological findings in " Survey of Submerged Cultural Resources in Northern Door County ," by David J. Cooper.

Learn more about Protecting Our Heritage in the Diver's Area.

 

   
 
   
 

 
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