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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:33 AM

133-year-old wooden steamer shipwreck found in Lake Huron -video

Canton shipwreck hunter discovers another in Lake Huron
December 4, 2012
By Ann Zaniewski
Detroit Free Press Staff Writer


The 283-foot New York, shown in 1910, was the largest wooden steamer when it was built in 1879. / David Trotter/Special to the Free Press

A figure slowly emerged from the cold, deep-blue silence of Lake Huron.

Divers first spotted the engine. Then, the outline of the decking.

They had discovered the New York, a 133-year-old wooden steamer that sank more than a century ago during a storm on Lake Huron.

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"We have other vessels that represent that era, but none that were as large. ... It's an important look at the technology of the period," said Patrick Labadie, maritime historian for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena.

Trotter has spent 35 years hunting for ships swallowed by four of the five Great Lakes and has located more than 90 wrecks. He plans to announce his discovery of the New York to news media and historical groups today and has put a video about the find on his website, www.shipwreck1.com.

Trotter said the 283-foot New York was the largest wooden steamer in existence when it was built in 1879, not long before steel and iron became preferred for ship construction.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:35 AM

1. Thanks for Posting

Cool piece and a great find.

There is a webcast tonight from http://www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org/home/default.aspx

regarding WWII Naval Aircraft that were lost during training on the Great Lakes.

I hope to be able to watch.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:05 PM

6. Thank you for that webcast link!

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:04 AM

2. Cool.

 

What a find.

A video from the website:

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:15 AM

3. K&R! Wow! Fascinating find!

Thanks so much for posting!

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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:18 AM

4. Good article - always interested in history! nt.

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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:28 AM

5. There are few of the legendary Cleveland Steamers left

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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:12 PM

7. Very cool.

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