TENNIE AND LAURA (Shipwreck)
9 mi. SE, of Port Washington, Port Washington, Wisconsin
Tennie and Laura sank August 1, 1903 in 325 feet of water
Tenny and Laura
+43.25906, -87.7273443°15'33" N, 87°43'38" W
The Tennie and Laura
was a scow schooner, built in 1876 at Manitowoc by Gunder Jorgensen. The Tennie and Laura
was registered at the Port of Milwaukee on 14 July 1876. She had one deck, two masts, and measured 73 feet in length, 19 feet in beam, and 5.6 feet in depth.
The The Tennie and Laura sank on August 1, 1903, enroute from Muskegon to Milwaukee.
Today, the Tennie and Laura is protected by state and federal laws and since it is 325 feet below the surface of Lake Michigan, little light reaches the wreck. Currents are heavy and visibility is less than five feet.
National Register information
- Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 2008
- Reference number
- Architectural style
- Other architectural type; Scow Schooner
- Areas of significance
- Archeology - Non-Aboriginal; Maritime History; Commerce
- Level of significance
- Evaluation criteria
- D - Information Potential
- Property type
- Historic function
- Current function
- Periods of significance
- 1875-1899; 1900-1924
- Significant year
- March 11, 2016: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added photos
- March 11, 2016: New photo from J.R. Manning
- Wisconsin Great Lakes Shipwrecks - A joint venture of the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Historical Society. The site includes descriptions and a photo gallery of the shipwreck.
- J.R. Manning - Lugnuts969 [at] gmail [dot] com
- National Register database - Reference number 08000288