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Gillen Tug (Edward E. Gillen)

Lake Name: Lake Michigan
Shipwreck Name: Gillen Tug (Edward E. Gillen)
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Vessel Type: Propeller tug, steel
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Build Info: 1908, B.L. Cowles, Buffalo
Shipwreck Specs: 61x16x9 47g 32n
Official Number: 205312
Names Other: built as ERASTUS K. KNIGHT, renamed AUBREY in 1918, last name in 1964

Sinking Detail
Undergoing strain tests on the towing winch of the U.S.C.G. WESTWIND off her homeport of Milwaukee when she inexplicably capsized and sank.
Loss Date: 6/4/1981
Loss Place: 2.5 mi off Milwaukee
Loss Life: None
Loss Reason: Accident
Vessel Cargo: None

Shipwreck Description
This wrecks sits intact on the bottom at about 70ft. It is a relatively small site but it is a fun dive and it offers little bit of penetration and a stocked fridge.

Dive Type: Recreational
Depth Deck(ft): 60 ft
Depth Bottom(ft): 70 ft
Depth Deck(m): 18 m
Depth Bottom(m): 21 m

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