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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