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Lake Geneva Dive Charter
April 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$95.00 – $145.00
Join Us Saturday April 6th 2019 to Dive Lake Geneva!!
Scuba Divers can only access these wreck via a charter boat and only from Labor Day to Memorial Day. No Summer diving is permited on Lake Geneva because of the high boat traffic during the summer months. Lake Geneva has two historical steam Vessels sitting at her bottom. We are meeting at the Williams Bay Boat Launch at 8 am for the morning dives and if there is an afternoon charter they will be meeting at 1 pm at the boat launch.
First Dive is the Lucius Newberry Max Depth 65 Feet
The Lucius Newberry was Lake Geneva’s more exquisite sidewheelers “complete with a luxurious decor that included crystal, brass and polished fixtures, and even oil paintings.” Built by John French, one of the largest on Lake Geneva, she could carry up to 700 passengers, was constructed at a cost of $16,000. The keel was laid in the fall of 1874 and the vessel was launched on April 24, 1875. On June 8th she made her trial trip becoming a regular passenger steamer until December 19, 1891 during which she carried passengers, mail and cargo.
Second Dive is the Lady of the Lake Max Depth 35 Feet
On May 10,1873, the vessel (Lady of the Lake) was launched. A successful trial was made on May 19, and from that time until the twenty first of October, the vessel was engaged in regular trips around the lake as well as special excursions. The following winter, the Lady was lengthened sixteen feet, and then could carry more than two hundred passengers. By 1882 the vessel was so heavily used she was in considerable disrepair. Hauled from the water that winter, she was completely refurbished… the vessel was then ninty feet long and could reach a speed of sixteen miles per hour.” Larkin 1972: 18-20.