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Shipwreck lost 100 years discovered nearly completely intact in depths of Lake Superior
nydailynews ^ | June 10, 2013 | AP

Posted on 06/20/2013 4:19:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek

Almost 100 years after the Henry B. Smith freighter went down during a November storm in Lake Superior, a group of shipwreck hunters thinks it has found the ship - and much of it is largely intact.


The group found the wreck last month in about 535 feet of water off the shore of Marquette, Mich., according to the Duluth News Tribune.


The group says it hasn't seen the name of the ship on the wreck yet, but all signs indicate it's the Smith, sitting amid a spilled load of iron ore.


"It's the most satisfying find of my shipwreck-hunting career," said Jerry Eliason of Cloquet, part of the group that has found many lost ships in recent years.


"It's a fantastic find," said maritime historian Frederick Stonehouse of Marquette, who has written about the Smith. "I'm excited at the opportunity to look at the video and see if we can learn the cause of the wreck, to write the final chapter of the ship."

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: History; Local News
KEYWORDS: cloquet; frederickstonehouse; godsgravesglyphs; greatlakes; henrybsmith; jerryeliason; lakesuperior; marquette; michigan; shipwreck
The big lake its said, never gives up her dead.
1 posted on 06/20/2013 4:19:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 06/20/2013 4:20:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
...the wreck of the Henry-Bee Smi-ith!...
3 posted on 06/20/2013 4:22:13 AM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: cripplecreek

fascinating...


4 posted on 06/20/2013 4:29:09 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: cripplecreek
"said it appears the ship is broken in the middle,"

Structural failure.

5 posted on 06/20/2013 4:31:40 AM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Paladin2
Bush's fault!
6 posted on 06/20/2013 4:39:33 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: cripplecreek
Just as interesting is the story that was linked to off of this one: Mummified Body Found In Lake Michigan Is Diver Who Disappeared 13 Years Ago
7 posted on 06/20/2013 4:42:26 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: cripplecreek

Now I’ll have that song in my head for a six hour drive.


8 posted on 06/20/2013 4:44:54 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: 0.E.O

9 posted on 06/20/2013 4:47:07 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: billorites

You get used to it or you go on a killin spree.


10 posted on 06/20/2013 4:48:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Paladin2

Considerably predates computerized finite element analysis.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 4:51:09 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Paladin2

Video of the Charles Wilson flexing in a gale.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cddtyqQNHtM

I’ve always thought it would be cool to take a trip on one of the big ore carriers but I’ll pass on doing it in a storm.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 4:58:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: billorites
Now I’ll have that song in my head for a six hour drive.

Enough time to listen to the song once.
13 posted on 06/20/2013 5:01:56 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: cripplecreek
Wife and I took a trip as guests on an Interlake steamer some years back. The voyage was from Two Harbors to Ford Motor at the Rouge River, north of Detroit.
These big boats flex just going down the lake.
14 posted on 06/20/2013 5:09:46 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Paladin2

they might have split up, they might have capsized
they might have drove deep and took water
but all that remains are the faces and the names
of the sons and the wives and the daughters


15 posted on 06/20/2013 5:31:34 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: cripplecreek
That vid was amazing. The soundtrack caught my ear, so I noted some of the lyrics and looked up the song.
16 posted on 06/20/2013 5:39:23 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (No more usurpers.)
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To: cripplecreek

that was amazing - thanks for posting


17 posted on 06/20/2013 5:39:38 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: cripplecreek

The Great Storm of 1913

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVzUuyGAq9Y


18 posted on 06/20/2013 6:03:28 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: Paladin2
"said it appears the ship is broken in the middle,"

Structural failure.

So when will the law suites begin? I can hear the commercials now:

"Did you or a loved one suffer a lost due to structural failure of a ore boat on Lake Superior? If so the Law Firm of Mako, Hammerhead, Hammerhead, Bull and White stand ready to help you get the compensation you deserve!"

19 posted on 06/20/2013 6:18:49 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I would recommend the law firm of Wee, Cheatham. & Howe


20 posted on 06/20/2013 6:46:17 AM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Freestate316

Or for more personalized service The Law Firm of Leanback, Wackit and Moan!


21 posted on 06/20/2013 6:58:10 AM PDT by Fire137
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To: cripplecreek

They found the Edmund Fitzgerald but no trace of her crew.

There must be dozens of ships in Lake Superior’s maw. Even the shape of the lake on a map looks like a hungry large jawed animal.


22 posted on 06/20/2013 6:58:54 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: cripplecreek


23 posted on 06/20/2013 12:09:47 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: babble-on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgGnddEesAg


24 posted on 06/20/2013 2:45:35 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks cripplecreek.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


25 posted on 06/20/2013 7:49:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Invisible hand at work.)
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To: cripplecreek

These are not lakes, they are inland seas. :’) And freshwater has a shorter wavelength, so in otherwise identical storms, a boat will be broken faster.


26 posted on 06/20/2013 7:54:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Invisible hand at work.)
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To: SunkenCiv

What *do* I have to do to convince you I wasn’t at the wheel that day?


27 posted on 06/20/2013 8:16:07 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: elcid1970
no trace of her crew

Wrong. There are two (2) sets of remains visible on the Edmond Fiztgerald. One is present next to the wheel, presumably the captain. Another set of skeletal remains is just inside the door below the wheelhouse. I think that another has been spotted aft.

28 posted on 06/21/2013 5:08:51 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: SunkenCiv

The WATER has a shorter wavelength?

Really?


29 posted on 06/21/2013 6:13:14 AM PDT by patton (“Really? Have you tried chewing cloves?”)
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