Skip to comments.Anglers find a possible uncharted wreck in Lake Superior
Posted on 02/21/2007 7:36:10 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
Anglers walking across a 10-inch layer of clear ice have discovered what may be an uncharted wreck resting on the bottom of Lake Superior.
The silhouette of the wreckage was noticed Sunday near Duluth's Park Point. It's sitting in 10 feet of water about 150 feet from shore.
Maritime historians can't say if the find is an uncharted wreck or if it's a documented wreck that was moved or exposed by currents or shifting sands. The lake's near-record low water level and unusually transparent ice may have made the wreckage easier to spot.
Shipwreck maps show several sunken vessels near Duluth, but all are closer to the Duluth Ship Canal or the Superior Entry.
Thom Holden, director of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitors Center in Duluth, said he wasn't aware of any wrecks in that area.
"There's nothing I could find that's supposed to be in that spot. How it got there, or why no one ever noticed it before, who knows?" Holden said.
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On a serious note....How big a ship can this be if it's only in 10 feet of water? Unless it's buried in 40 feet of silt.
I suppose it could be the keel and other lower hull remains of an old sailing vessel.
It'd be interesting to learn more.
Thanks. Interesting. At one time (for a long period, lasting decades) the Great Lakes averaged one wreck every six days, or something like that. Still it would seem like this wouldn't be as dificult as it has been. :')
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