Researchers find century-old ships that went down in Lake Superior | USA TODAY

Two lumber ships that sank in a 1914 storm, the C.F. Curtis and Selden E. Marvin, were recently discovered in Lake Superior by shipwreck researchers.


The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society officials said finding the Curtis and the Marvin are significant historic discoveries in American history, as they were all part of Hines Lumber, one of the biggest lumber companies of that era. On Nov. 18, 1914, they lost almost one quarter of their fleet in a single storm.

“It was a career highlight to have witnessed the discovery of the Marvin,” maritime historian Ric Mixter said, “As it not only solved a chapter in the nation’s darkest day in lumber history, but also showcased a team of historians who have dedicated their lives towards making sure these stories aren’t forgotten.”

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  1. I might be getting my facts wrong, but weren’t those ships already known to be there, and have thus been consecrated, to prevent divers from filming footage, considering it’s a graveyard? Caitlin Doughty/Ask a Mortician did a video on Lake Superior a while ago, so yeah…

  2. Researchers find century-old ships that went down in Lake Superior | USA TODAY 1934pm 14.4.23 niiiiiiiice…

  3. They always had a saying Lake Superior never gives up it’s dead. My father grew up there and whenever we would go swimming he always told the story of his friends who drowned in Lake Superior. He was supposed to go with them but he had to walk the railroad tracks looking for coal that feel off the train. (This was during the depression era)

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