PANTHER

46.6444546.64445-84.80805 46° 38.667′ N84° 48.483′ W 46° 38′ 40.02” N84° 48′ 28.98” W
1916 JAMES J. HILL collided with the wooden steamer PANTHER in fog off Parisienne Island, Lake Superior and held its position so all of the crew could come safely aboard before their ship sank.
Dive site info with wreck pictures
Other names : noneOfficial no. : C138004Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freightBuild info : 1890, Jas. Davidson, W. Bay City, MI hull# 35 US# 150497Specs : 237x36x19, 1373gc 1118ncDate of loss : 1916, Jun 27Place of loss : off Whitefish PointLake : SuperiorType of loss : collisionLoss of life : noneCarrying : grainDetail : She was rammed in dense fog by the steamer JAMES J HILL, which was kept running into the hole until PANTHER’s crew clambered aboard. She sank quickly when HILL backed away.Date also given as 6/26.Wreck located in 1975.Sold Canadian, 1916