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Wisconsin Great River Road

Diamond Bluff

Diamond Bluff

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Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center
200 Monroe Street
Prescott,  WI 54021
Telephone: (715) 262-5010

The name Diamond Bluff refers to the prominent limestone bluffs that rise above this community and serve as a landmark for river pilots.

The peaceful community of Diamond Bluff was the site of one of the most famous disasters along the Wisconsin Great River Road. On July 13, 1890, a 110-ton steamboat named the Sea Wing sank, killing 98 people.

Today a memorial plaque, placed at Sea Wing Memorial Park commemorates this tragic event. The main river channel comes within a few feet of Sea Wing Memorial Park, providing a great place to see the majestic power of the Mississippi.