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Ocean Wave (shipwreck)
View from land of the shipwreck site
Location Lake Michigan off the coast of Door County, Wisconsin
NRHP reference No. 06000639
Added to NRHP July 19, 2006

The Ocean Wave was a scow schooner that sank in Lake Michigan off the coast of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. In 2006 the shipwreck site was added to the National Register of Historic Places.


Ocean Wave was built in Michigan in 1860. On September 23, 1869, the ship was headed for White Lake Township, Michigan carrying a load of limestone. Shortly after 3:00 a.m., she foundered in a storm. All members of the crew survived.

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