About the Nordmeer
The M.S. NORDMEER was a German vessel which was put "on the rocks" near the
Thunder Bay light, Lake Huron on Nov. 19, 1966 (due a navigational error). It
was the same storm that claimed the DANIEL J. MORRELL (Nov. 29, 1966) that
finally wrecked her hull to the extent she was declared a total loss and the
crew was forced to abandoned her. As a matter of fact the Coast Guard Cutter
ACACIA, which was assisting crewmen of the NORDMEER, was pulled immediately to
search for survivors of the MORRELL. Fortunately, there was no loss of life
aboard the NORDMEER. Today the NORDMEER is a popular dive spot for wreck divers.
Her superstructure protrudes from the surface and goes to a depth of approx.. 50
feet (give or take a few feet - it has been several years since I last dove
her). There is usually decent visibility and plenty of open compartments and
machinery to explore. This is a great dive for beginner wreck divers, due to her
shallowness and openness of her hull and structure.
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