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3DShipwrecks - Panther

Ken Merryman | Published on 4/7/2023
We have just added another Lake Superior Whitefish Bay shipwreck to the website and database. The 237 ft wooden bulk freighter Panther was built in 1890 and had a twenty six year career before sinking after a collision with steamer James J. Hill in 1916. The accident happened off Parisienne Isle in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior. The Panther was carrying grain headed down the lake. The captain of the Hill kept his ship under power heading into the Panther until the entire crew escaped to the Hill. Like all of the Whitefish wrecks there are no Quagga mussels covering the wreck so the shipwreck details are clear. The model was created from 5,282 images captured by three divers Andrew Goodman, Dusty Klifman, Ray Wilson. Our special thanks to Dusty and Ray for joining us at Whitefish. The link to the new model is: