Meteor runs aground
On 21 November 1969, whaleback ship SS Meteor ran aground on Gull Island Shoal off Marquette, Michigan. Cleveland Tanker Company chose not to repair the 73-year-old steamer because Meteor was a single-hull tanker and because of the severe damage that had been done to the hull. Because Meteor was the last surviving whaleback, she was bought, repaired and taken to Superior, Wisconsin in 1971 for use as a museum ship. She was berthed at Barkers Island where she remains today.
Museum ship at Superior Public Museums: Fairlawn, SS Meteor. Firehouse & Police Museum, Superior, WI