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The Grand Traverse Bay

Underwater Preserve

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President - Chris Doyal

Secretery - Stephan Karas

Treasurer - Julie Doyal

Director - Jeff Winkler

Director - Tom Morrow

Director - Corydon Golden

Grand Traverse Bay

Underwater Preserve

Council, Inc.

Sector scans provided by

Brian Abbott

Nautilus Marine Group


All photo/video provided by

Chris Doyal.


All work ©2019 and may not

be used in any way without

written permission.


GPS Location: N45° 7.640' W85° 36.706'

Depth: 8'

Site Length: 44.8'     Width: 12'

Gross Tonnage: 18.3     Cargo: N/A

Launched: Oct. 25, 1889 at Roger & Bird's yard, Saugatuck, MI

Wrecked: Spring 1947 in a storm

Description:  The remains of this small wooden tug lay 100 yards off the public beach in Northport, MI. There are two intact boilers at the site. One is still within the wreck and the other is off to one side. This site is easily accessed by shore and usually has a few smallmouth bass and rockbass milling about.

Steam Powered Wooden Tug

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