Shipwreck discovered in Lake Superior, 131 years later
DEER PARK, Mich. (AP) -- A ship that sank in 1891 has been discovered in Lake Superior off Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society says the Atlanta is well-preserved in the coldest of the Great Lakes.
The shipwreck group posted photos and video with the name of the ship clearly visible at a depth of more than 600 feet, roughly 35 miles off Deer Park, Michigan.
Sonar technology had a critical role in locating the Atlanta. The ship was being towed by another vessel when the line snapped during a storm.
Crew members got into a lifeboat, though only two survived when that boat overturned.
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