Lake Superior Shipwrecks
Onoko
Historic and Underwater Photographs
(Onoko)

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1920 painting showing port side profile as originally rigged; Institute for Great Lakes Research, Bowling Green State University

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Port quarter view with 4 masts at Great Northern Elevator, Superior, WI, ca. 1895; Douglas County Historical Society, Superior, WI

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Starboard bow view in Soo Locks, ca. 1900; Courtesy of the Great Lakes Historical Society, Vermillion, OH

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Onoko at Central Furnace Company dock, Cleveland, ca. 1900; University of Detroit, Marine Collection

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Onoko, ca. 1905; Institute for Great Lakes Research, Bowling Green State University

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Onoko, ca. 1910; Courtesy of the Great Lakes Historical Society, Vermillion, OH

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(Photos 1-4 above) - Onoko sinking, as photographed by an unidentified seaman on the Standard Oil Tanker, Reknown, Sep. 15, 1915; Institute for Great Lakes Research, Bowling Green State University

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Onoko builder's plan; C. Patrick Labadie Collection, Duluth, MN

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Drawing of the Onoko wreck site; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Onoko wreck - twisted metal, ca. 1991; Jerry Eliason, Scanlon, MN

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Onoko wreck - tear in hull, ca. 1991; Jerry Eliason, Scanlon, MN

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Onoko wreck - detail of tear in hull, forward of ships boiler, showing inner and outer bottom plating and longitudinal keelsons, ca. 1991; Jerry Eliason, Scanlon, MN

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Onoko wreck - bathtub in debris field, near the stern, ca. 1991; Jerry Eliason, Scanlon, MN

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Onoko wreck - inverted bow showing mushroom-style anchor and clay borrom, ca. 1990; Jerry Eliason, Scanlon, MN

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Onoko wreck - fairlead in bulwarks of inverted hull, 1990; Jerry Eliason, Scanlon, MN

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Onoko wreck - bottom torn open, internal framing exposed, 1990; Jerry Eliason, Scanlon, MN

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Onoko wreck - lower portion of stern, 1990; Jerry Eliason, Scanlon, MN

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Unidentified brass pedestal lying near Onoko wreck, believed to be a sounding machine, ca. 1990; Jerry Eliason, Scanlon, MN


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