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Shipwreck From 1913 Found at Bottom of Lake Huron

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A steamship that sunk in Lake Huron during the Great Storm of 1913 has been discovered by a group of shipwreck hunters.

The team has spent seasonal weekends for 35 years scanning Lake Huron with sonar, discovering several other ships and airplanes along the way, before finding the Hydrus, the only ship still believed to be missing from the 1913 storm that killed more than 250 people, according to the Detroit Free Press. This summer, they detected an outline of a ship that looked big enough to be the 436-foot Hydrus.

Subsequent deep dives to the bottom seem to fit the description, revealing that the vessel had the same number of hatches as the missing ship, and a partly legible sign in the engine room seemed to say “Hydrus.” The leader of the group, David Trotter, will only reveal that the location is 32 miles from the shore; he’ll share more details when his team is done exploring.

[Detroit Free Press]

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