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A steamship that disappeared almost 140 years ago was discovered at the bottom of Lake Michigan (photo)

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr8,2024

A steamship that disappeared almost 140 years ago was discovered at the bottom of Lake Michigan (photo)

Photo: facebook.com/MichiganShipwreckResearchAssociation

The remains of the steamship Milwaukee, which sank 137 years ago, were discovered in Lake Michigan in the USA. Researchers after several months confirmed that this is exactly the ship. The Michigan Shipwreck Research Association (MSRA) reported this on its Facebook page.

According to scientists, the ship rammed in 1886 was undamaged. The ship was lying directly on the bottom, facing northeast, where it was heading that night when it collided with another ship of the same type, which was due to a mistake by both captains in poor visibility conditions.

The steamer lay at a depth of about 110 meters. Researchers spent several months obtaining high-quality images of the object and confirming that it was the Milwaukee. While studying the video, scientists discovered that the pilothouse on the sunken ship did not look anything like the octagonal pilothouse in the historical photo. To identify what was found ship, scientists relied heavily on old newspapers that described the sinking of the Milwaukee.

A steamship that disappeared almost 140 years ago was discovered at the bottom of Lake Michigan (photo)

Photo: facebook.com/MichiganShipwreckResearchAssociation

"Studying the video, we realized that Lyman Gates Mason, owner of Milwaukee, also made the pilot deckhouse, and the aft cabin is smaller to maximize the amount of lumber the ship could carry on one voyage,” said MSRA board member Craig Rich, who worked on filming the wreck and confirming its identity. p>

The three-decker ship was launched in 1868 as a passenger steamer. For 18 years he transported settlers and supplies west across the Great Lakes.

At the bottom Lake Michigan discovered a steamship that disappeared almost 140 years ago (photo)

Photo: facebook.com/MichiganShipwreckResearchAssociation

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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