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Shipwreck hunters have discovered a merchant ship that sank in Lake Superior in 1940, taking its captain with it, during a storm off Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society and shipwreck researcher Dan Fountain announced Monday the discovery of the 244-foot (74-meter) bulk carrier Arlington in about 650 feet (200 meters) of water some 35 miles (60 kilometers) north of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.

The Arlington left Port Arthur, Ontario, on April 30, 1940, fully loaded with wheat and headed to Owen Sound, Ontario, under the command of Captain Frederick “Tatey Bug” Burke, a veteran of the Great Lakes.

But as the Arlington and a larger freighter, the Collingwood, made their way across Lake Superior they encountered dense fog and then a storm after nightfall that battered both ships. The Arlington began to take on water.

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[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 weeks ago

Fun or morbid fact, bodies don't decay in lake superior because it's so cold, it's possible this wreck has intact bodies of some victims.

[-] oleorun 7 points 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a cool shipwrecks site, check out https://wisconsinshipwrecks.org. You can waste a lot of time there.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 weeks ago

Very cool!!

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 weeks ago

Jaime Loftus is at it again!!!

[-] [email protected] 25 points 2 weeks ago

And a year too late for Gordon Lightfoot to write a song about it.

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago

Huh, I didn't hear he had passed, but he was looking pretty frail last time I saw video of him, so I'm not surprised.

He made a lot of good music. o7

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 weeks ago

Died in May of last year, sadly.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 weeks ago

Nobody gets out alive.

this post was submitted on 12 Feb 2024
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