The shipwreck shown to the left is from the schooner Grape Shot that was driven aground off the coast of Plum Island in November 1867. The current wreckage can easily be seen from a boat, and the wreckage shown is only about 8 feet underwater.
Trivia: If you’re familiar with Door County, you probably know the name of the passage between Gills Rock and Washington Island is called Death’s Door. What you might not know is it’s not actually related to all the shipwrecks, although they definitely reinforce the idea. The name actually came about after a brutal battle between the Ho-Chunk and Pottawatomi tribes, when the Ho-Chunk attempted to take Washington Island from the Pottawatomi.
Today’s BINGO word is SHIPWRECK. If you have that on your bingo card, write 3/18 over the top of it to mark it off.
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