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"Where is that Devil's Punchbowl, that I heard about recently?"

the Devil's Punch Bowl

The Devil's Punch Bowl, along with its neighboring dunes, was sandmined away. Midwest Steel was built where the dunes used to stand south of Lake Michigan. That steel mill is now owned by United States Steel.

looking east
looking from the alpha shipwreck east half a mile to the breakwaters at the North Arm of Burns Ditch and beyond, to the Port of Indiana in the distance, which is what's causing the erosion of the beach, exposing the shipwreck remains after all these years
looking east
looking east from the Ogden Dunes line to the Devil's Punch Bowl (the steel mill) in the background
Briggs' written location of shipwreck
Briggs' written location of shipwreck
location
of Briggs'
shipwreck

Briggs' written location of shipwreck
location
of Devil's
Punch Bowl

Briggs' written locations of shipwreck & Devil's Punch Bowl
Devil's Punch Bowl
the Devil's Punch Bowl stood where the building is now
looking southeast
looking southeast to where the Devil's Punchbowl used to be, before being sandmined away and replaced by steel mill buildings
Devil's Punch Bowl
the Devil's Punch Bowl (in the background)
looking east
looking east at where the Devil's Punchbowl used to be
Devil's Punch Bowl
the Devil's Punch Bowl

looking northeast
looking northeast
looking southeast
looking northeast, to the Port of Indiana in the distance
looking northeast
looking northeast, the Devil's Punch Bowl probably to the right of this view
Gary Boat Club
The Gary Boat Club used to be here; looking east across the mouth of the North Arm of Burns Ditch

the historic shipwreck

looking south
looking south at the site of the shipwreck mentioned by Briggs
looking south
looking south at the reconstructed shoreline just west of the North Arm of Burns Ditch
looking southeast
looking southeast at the beach, created from what flows out of Burns Ditch but doesn't make it into Lake Michigan, north of Rupert's Subdivision, where Briggs wrote about the shipwreck being
looking west
looking west along the current shoreline from the mouth of the North Arm of Burns Ditch
looking west
looking west from the mouth of the North Arm of Burns Ditch
looking south
looking south at the reconstructed beach north of the old site of Rupert's Subdivision
looking south
looking south, from the beach, at the where Briggs' shipwreck used to be
looking west
looking west along the current shoreline, to Ogden Dunes in the distance
looking northeast
looking northeast across the mouth of the North Arm of Burns Ditch
looking east
looking east along the old line of the beach and across the mouth of the North Arm of Burns Ditch
looking east
looking east
looking east
looking east
looking east
looking east across the old shipwreck site, to where the Devil's Punch Bowl used to be in the distance

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looking southwest
looking southwest at Ogden Dunes' beach
looking southwest
looking southwest at the northeast corner of Ogden Dunes
looking northwest
looking northwest at the northeast corner of Ogden Dunes, to Chicago in the distance

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Published 4th May, 2007. Last updated 26th May, 2012.