Shipwreck discovered in Lake Superior, 131 years later

Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

DEER PARK, Mich. (AP) — A ship that sank in 1891 has been discovered in Lake Superior off Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society says the Atlanta is well-preserved in the coldest of the Great Lakes.

The shipwreck group posted photos and video with the name of the ship clearly visible at a depth of more than 600 feet, roughly 35 miles off Deer Park, Michigan.

Sonar technology had a critical role in locating the Atlanta.

The ship was being towed by another vessel when the line snapped during a storm.

Crew members got into a lifeboat, though only two survived when that boat overturned.

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