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Divers Exploring Sturgeon Bay Shipwreck

A Maritime Studies student from Eastern Carolina University surveys the wreck of the schooner Adriatic in Sturgeon Bay. Submitted photo

A team of divers is exploring a Sturgeon Bay shipwreck and members of the public will be able to find out more about their discoveries at an open house June 13.

The divers -- Maritime Studies graduate students from East Carolina University -- are surveying the wreck of the Adriatic, a 202-foot wooden schooner retired and abandoned off the piers of Bay Shipbuilding. The team is being led by Tamara Thomsen and Chad Gulseth, maritime archaeologists with the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The Adriatic is one of several ships built by the legendary timber magnate James Davidson, who continued to build and sail massive wooden vessels during the late 1800s, when others had moved on to iron and steel.

The fact that the Adriatic lies in shallow waters -- some parts are in as little as one foot -- offers several advantages to the dive team. They’ll have warmer water in which to dive and greater light penetration to aid visibility. The team will also be able to communicate more easily with team members on the dive boats.

Members of the public will be able to learn more about the team's findings at an open house June 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. 

The event is free. For more information visit or by call 920-743-5958.


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