The shipwreck of the & # 39; ghost ship & # 39; Hudson cargo ship that sunk 118 years ago to the bottom of Lake Superior has finally been located more than 800 feet below the surface of the water.
The Hudson sailed through the Duluth shipping channel on September 16, 1901, but only one day after taking off from the Twin Ports in Minnesota, it hit a cruel storm and sank along the coast of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan.
The 288-foot steel ship plunged with all hands on deck and left no survivors behind.
The turned Hudson became a folkloric story in the area, some of which claimed that the Hudson still sailed more like a ghost ship.
The shipwreck of the forgotten Hudson steamboat (above), which sank into the dark depths of Lake Superior on September 16, 1901, was finally found in July by two shipwreckers
The 288-foot steel ship sank on September 16, 1901 after the ship encountered a storm on the water and sank, taking all 25 crew members on board
The Hudson was finally found after more than ten years lost under water by shipwreckers Jerry Eliason of Cloquet, Minnesota and Kraig Smith of Rice Lake Wisconsin.
The two discovered the wreck using sonar technology and a camera to find and confirm the resting place, 825 feet under water.
& # 39; It is very intact, first inserted into the lower arch, & # 39; said Eliason Minnesota Public Radio.
& # 39; So the bow is about even with the mud and the stern is probably about 20 feet from the bottom, and the propeller hangs high in the air from the bottom. & # 39;
Together they have found a 32-mile search area off the coast of the Eagle River hoping to find Hudson along with two other wrecks.
Mid-July, when they dropped their underwater camera & # 39; s, they recorded part of the ship's name on the hull with the text & # 39; HUD & # 39 ;.
& # 39; It is absolutely intact up to the hull itself. Now the huts on the ship were made of wood and most of the huts that were lifted there (when the ship sank), & Eliason said.
& # 39; So all that wreck that came ashore were the cabins. But actually all the steel is present, including the triple expansion steam engines, & he added.
The shipwreck yacht duo has discovered other wrecks in the lake in recent years.
In 2013 they found the Henry B. Smith cargo ship that disappeared with all hands on the ship a century earlier.
& # 39; It is always interesting to solve a mystery that has not been solved before. And only to see the final resting place, & Smith said.
The Hudson was built in 1999 and was praised as & # 39; one of the fastest ships on the lakes & # 39 ;, wrote Professor Julius Wolff of the University of Minnesota in his book Lake Superior Shipwrecks.
Harry Nesbitt, a recent passenger on the ship, told the local newspaper the News Tribune after the Hudson had sunk that he was told & # 39; she was the safest boat on the lakes & # 39; by Captain Angus K. McDonald.
The Hudson left Duluth on September 15, 1901 with a load of wheat and flax. After it had passed the Apostle Islands, the ship was hit with a storm from Lake Superior.
The storm was so strong in knockout communication lines only the Keweenaw.
On September 16, lighthouse keepers in Eagle River Michigan saw a large twin-stacked steamer dead in the water, poorly mentioned. The unknown steamboat suddenly rolled over and sank. & # 39;
Two days later the local newspaper reported that there was no idea of the ship's identity and there was no sign of wreckage.
On September 19, the newspaper said that in the absence of wreckage, the sinking ship & # 39; probably a mistake & # 39; used to be.
The Hudson left Duluth on September 15, 1901 with a load of wheat and flax. After it had passed the Apostle Islands, the ship was hit with a storm from Lake Superior. A view of Lake Superior from Duluth, Minnesota pictured above
But a fishing boat found wreckage the next day showing that the ship had indeed sunk. They found two masts, one painted black and the other yellow, corresponding to the Hudson steamboat.
As the days flew by, more and more wreckage was on the surface of the water, including some crew members who still wore life jackets named & # 39; S.S. wore. Hudson & # 39 ;.
There were 25 crew members aboard the ship when it sank.
Yet civil servants are not sure how the big ship has reached its tragic end.
Some speculate that the load of grain on board shifted during the storm, and when crew members tackled the problem, they were caught when the ship capsized.
Others saw that the ship had engine problems during the storm.
In his book, Wolff said: & # 39; Why the Hudson collapsed when many other less substantial ships came through (the storm) remains one of the mysteries of the lake. & # 39;
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