Skip to comments.Shipwreck lost 100 years discovered nearly completely intact in depths of Lake Superior
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."
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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.
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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.
What *do* I have to do to convince you I wasn’t at the wheel that day?
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.
The WATER has a shorter wavelength?
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