Ralph’s Barge & Crane (Butelma Barge)


History

Located by Ralph Wilbanks and the NUMA team in 2009 , this 40′ barge and derrick was reportedly set adrift by kids and sank in 1968.

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Ralph's Barge & Crane

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Ralph\'s Barge & Crane 42.387917, -86.402000 The wreck is usually marked with a light marking line and a floating jug. Ralph\'s Barge & Crane

 

Today

The barge lies upside down on top of the derrick.

 

Diving

This wreck lies between the Ann Arbor #5 and South Haven pier heads in ~125 feet of water.

 

Location

GPS 42deg 23.275min / 86deg 24.120min   The wreck is usually marked with a light marking line and a floating jug.

Decimal Degrees (WGS84)

Latitude Longitude
42.387917 -86.402

Degrees, Minutes & Seconds

Latitude Longitude
N42 23 16 W86 24 07

GPS

Latitude Longitude
N 42 23.275 W 86 24.120

UTM

X Y
16N 549223 4693021