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Lake Superior Shipwrecks
U.S.S. Essex
Historic and Underwater Photographs
(Essex)

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Port bow view, grounded on shoal in Maumee River at Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 22, 1904; C. Patrick Labadie Collection, Duluth, MN

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Starboard profile at Harbor Springs, Mich, with reduced rig, white hull, ca. 1912; Institute for Great Lakes Research, Bowling Green State Univeristy

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Starboard bow view in St. Clair River, ca. 1910; C. Patrick Labadie Collection, Duluth, MN

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Port bow view at Sault Ste. Marie, 1912; Great Lakes Marine Collection - Milwaukee Public Library

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Port bow view at Fairport, Ohio for "Perry Day" celebration showing a white hull and one yard on each mast, July 14, 1913; Institute for Great Lakes Research, Bowling Green State Univeristy

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Starboard bow view at dock in Sandusky, Ohio showing a "dressed ship" with signal flags; Institute for Great Lakes Research, Bowling Green State Univeristy

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U.S.S. Essex and U.S.S. Paducah at Duluth Naval Reserve Dock, ca. 1922; Lake Superior Maritime Collections, Duluth, MN

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U.S.S. Essex in drydock at Superior, WI, ca. 1920s; Northeast Minnesota Historical Center, Duluth, MN

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U.S.S. Essex with barracks-deck built over hull, ca. 1920s; Northeast Minnesota Historical Center, Duluth, MN

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Donald McKay at the age of 54 years, from a steel engraving in the McKay Collection; Minnesota Historical Society Collections

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Artists drawing of the wreckage of the U.S.S. Essex; MHS/SHPO Collections

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U.S.S. Essex fastenings on display at the S.S. Meteor Museum in West Superior, WI; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Portion of ship's bottom on beach, showing centerline keelson and engine-bed; Elmer Engman, Proctor, MN

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U.S.S. Essex wreck: engine mount timber, May, 1992; MHS/SHPO Collections

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U.S.S. Essex wreck: ironwood mortice and tenon, May, 1992; MHS/SHPO Collections

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U.S.S. Essex wreck: note copper nails; MHS/SHPO Collections

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U.S.S. Essex wreck: engine mount, May, 1992; MHS/SHPO Collections

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U.S.S. Essex wreck: documenting the engine mount area, May, 1992; MHS/SHPO Collections

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U.S.S. Essex wreck: ironwood mortice and tenon, May, 1992; MHS/SHPO Collections

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U.S.S. Essex wreck: hull timbers, May, 1992; MHS/SHPO Collections

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U.S.S. Essex wreck site; MHS/SHPO Collections

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U.S.S. Essex wreck site, May, 1992; MHS/SHPO Collections

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U.S.S. Essex wreck site, beam in foreground; MHS/SHPO Collections


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