World War-I Era Ship That Sank 100 Years Ago Found In The Depths Of Lake Superior

In the vicinity of Whitefish Point, Michigan, in Lake Superior, a 100-year-old shipwreck has been found. The steel bulk freighter Huronton, built during WWI, sank in the depths of Lake Superior in 1923.

Video Credits: Shipwreck Museum

It was travelling through dense smoke and fog from forest fires when it ran into the 416-foot-long, heavily loaded ship named Cetus.

When it was apparent that the ship could not keep afloat, the crew jumped onto the Cetus, which had torn a hole in the Huronton.

Even more, the first mate managed to free a bulldog, the crew’s mascot, and bring it aboard the Cetus.

Although the Huronton’s sinking has long been known, the wreckage wasn’t discovered until August in waters that were 800 feet deep.

The Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank in 1975, was immortalized in a song by Gordon Lightfoot, the Canadian singer-songwriter.

References: Times Of India, KTIV, Star Tribune

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