Mysterious shipwreck that was thought to be a ship that sank 90 years ago was discovered after a flood in Lake Michigan
- West Michigan Underwater Preserve was called to investigate discovery
- They believe it was a barge that was towed from Grand Haven to Muskego
- Numerous other shipwrecks have been discovered in the Great Lakes
A mysterious shipwreck that was believed to be a ship that sank 90 years ago was discovered after a flood in Lake Michigan.
The wreck was found just off the coast of Muskegon after a storm last week.
The West Michigan Underwater Preserve, which helps the state of Michigan to preserve and discover shipwrecks, was called in to investigate the discovery.
John Hanson from the WHUMP told Fox news that he believes the wreck is a ship that sank in the 1930s.
A mysterious shipwreck that was believed to be a ship that sank 90 years ago after a flood in Lake Michigan
He said: & # 39; Our best theory is that a ship was towed from Grand Haven to Muskego in 1936. It towed a Bucyrus Erie Steam Crane from 1915.
& # 39; The bow separated from the ship and the crane entered Lake Michigan and exploded. & # 39;
The organization has found the crane wreck eight years ago and it is now a marked dive site.
The Great Lakes are littered with mysterious shipwrecks. An intact wreck of a schooner that sank in 1891 was also discovered in Lake Michigan.
And two other schooners, from the civil war more than 140 years ago, were discovered near Beaver Island in Lake Michigan.
A steamboat wreck was found 103 years after it sank in Lake Superior and earlier this year the wreck of the SR Kirby was found on the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan.
The West Michigan Underwater Preserve, which helps the state of Michigan to preserve and discover shipwrecks, was called in to investigate the discovery. John Hanson of the WHUMP believes that the wreck is a barge that sank in the 1930s
Wreck was found near Eagle Harbor in Michigan in 2018, but it has yet to be identified.
Experts have said that a shipwreck found in Lake Erie in 2015 is possibly the oldest found in the famous lake.
A 119-year-old wreck of the Margaret Olwill ship was also found at the bottom of Lake Erie in 2018.
The British warship HMS Ontario, the oldest in one of the Great Lakes, was found in May 2008 by two explorers who disappeared in Lake Ontario in 1780.
The same explorers, Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville, also discovered a 19th-century schooner in Lake Ontario in 2008.
Kennard also helped discover the Washington, a sloop in American hands, which is the second oldest discovered shipwreck in the Great Lakes.
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