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Lake Superior Shipwrecks
Thomas Wilson
Historic and Underwater Photographs
(Wilson)

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Thomas Wilson and two consort barges in Weitzol Locks, Sault Ste. Marie, ca. 1901; Institute for Great Lakes Research, Bowling Green State University

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Thomas Wilson in the ice, view from port bow, ca. 1892-1902; Lake Superior Maritime Collections, Duluth, MN

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Ken Tunnell Drawing of the Thomas Wilson; Stewart Taylor Printing, Duluth, MN

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Thomas Wilson photo from the Kenneth E. Thro Collection; Lake Superior Maritime Collections, Duluth, MN

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Thomas Wilson photo from the Kenneth E. Thro Collection; Lake Superior Maritime Collections, Duluth, MN

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Thomas Wilson photo from the Richard J. Wright Collection; Institute for Great Lakes Research, Bowling Green State University

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Wilson wreck - triple mooring eye at the bow, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - stanchion and adjacent bollard, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - broken bollard on the bow, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - turret hause pipe, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - detached radiator rests atop the middle turret on the after cabin deck, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - deck stanchion, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - hatch which leads to aft turret, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - deck stanchion, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - wooden ladder inside the after cargo hatch, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - capstan of aft turret, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - caved in port hull, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - boiler turret, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - starboard side of middle stern turret, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - cabin outline showing wooden deck sills, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - diver taking photos in the boiler turret, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - stern turret, 1977; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Wilson wreck - after hatch (companion way) on cabin deck; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - windlass, warping-head projecting through the starboard side of the bow turret; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Wilson wreck - triple mooring eye at the bow, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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The S.S. Meteor, formerly the Frank Rockefeller, is now a museum ship in West Superior, Wi, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Rubbing of engine plate recovered from wreck; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Sonar reading of the Wilson, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Divers at the start of a Wilson dive, Sep. 1990; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Thomas Wilson wreck painting by Kurt Carlson


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