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The Wreck of MESQUITE

Presented by Marquette Regional History Center at Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette MI

Mar 10 2021
The Wreck of MESQUITE

USCGC MESQUITE ran aground in late 1989 off the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Ravaged by storms and ice, the Coast Guard sought to remove MESQUITE’s remains the following year. However, local divers had a different idea to preserve this.

The Wreck of MESQUITE

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. – Live online presentation.

USCGC MESQUITE ran aground in late 1989 off the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Ravaged by storms and ice, the Coast Guard sought to remove MESQUITE’s remains the following year. However, local divers had a different idea to preserve this vital artifact of Great Lakes marine history. “Superior Destiny” chronicles MESQUITE’s life as she moved from active duty to becoming the Keweenaw Underwater Preserve centerpiece. Watch this 40-minute film about this storied ship, and then hear from Eric Smith

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Marquette Regional History Center

145 W. Spring St., Marquette, MI 49855

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