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Lake Superior Shipwrecks
Madeira
Historic and Underwater Photographs
(Madeira)

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View from the starboard bow, ca. 1900-1905; Institute for Great Lakes Research, Bowling Green State Univeristy

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A rare photo shows the Madeira's fantail stern, ca. 1900-1905; Lake Superior Maritime Collections, Duluth, MN

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Madeira wreck painting by Kurt Carlson

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Artists drawing of wreck site; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Gold Rock cliff, dive vessel is moored to buoy attached to Madeira's tiller on the after deck of the stern section; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Divers at the dive beach; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Gold Rock cliff from dive beach; Eric Swanson, Minneapolis, MN

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Looking North from Gold Rock cliff at Split Rock Lighthouse; Eric Swanson, Minneapolis, MN

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Hull sections and one of the Madeira's two bow anchors on display outside the Split Rock Trading Post, in Split Rock, MN; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Artifacts from the Madeira are displayed at the S.S. Meteor Museum in West Superior, WI; MHS/SHPO Collections

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The compass binnacle inside the pilot house, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Larry Race, Detroit Lakes, MN

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Larry Race, Detroit Lakes, MN

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Larry Race, Detroit Lakes, MN

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Larry Race, Detroit Lakes, MN

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Larry Race, Detroit Lakes, MN

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Madeira wreck - mast; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Madeira wreck - pilot house; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Madeira wreck - side section; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Madeira wreck - stern winch; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Madeira wreck - stern; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Madeira wreckage viewed from atop Gold Rock cliff; Eric Swanson, Minneapolis, MN

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Madeira wreckage viewed from atop Gold Rock cliff; Eric Swanson, Minneapolis, MN

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Madeira wreckage viewed from atop Gold Rock cliff; Eric Swanson, Minneapolis, MN

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Madeira wreckage viewed from atop Gold Rock cliff; Eric Swanson, Minneapolis, MN

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Dive site showing divers and buoy attached to Madeira's tiller on the after deck of the stern section; MHS/SHPO Collections


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