can learn more about the Sevona's history and archeological
findings in By Fire, Storm, and Ice, edited by David J. Cooper,
1991, Wisconsin Historical Society; Diver's Guide to Wisconsin,
by Steve Harrington with David J. Cooper, Maritime Press,
1991; and The 'Unholy' Apostles: Tales of Chequamegon Shipwrecks,
by James M. Keller, Bayfield: Apostle Island Press, Apostle
Island Press, 1984.
Sevona wreck was listed on the National Register
of Historic Places in 1993. The Sevona is one of
fewer than 10 large iron or steel ships wrecked in Wisconsin
waters and is the only known remaining example of a metal-constructed
bulk carrier wrecked in Wisconsin waters. It has the potential
to offer archeological insights into early steel shipbuilding
on the Great Lakes.
should leave artifacts in place and report significant ones
to the Wisconsin State Archeologist, phone (608) 264-6495.
in the Great Lakes could endanger the Sevona
site. Sitting in relatively shallow water, the Sevona
offers a large, solid habitat for these mollusks.
Sevona is owned by the State of Wisconsin and is jointly
managed by the Wisconsin
Historical Society and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore,
with the assistance of Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources . Like all historic shipwrecks
in Wisconsin waters, the Sevona is protected under Wisconsin
law as a state-owned archeological site.
you visit the Sevona, please take only pictures and
leave only bubbles.
can get information about diving at the Sevona site
from local dive shops and from the Apostle Islands National
Learn more about Protecting
Our Heritage in the Diver's Area.