Friday, June 25, 2010

Shipwreck Blog: L.R. Doty, Lake Michigan

The Doty was the largest ship lost in Lake Michigan, and went down in a storm in 1898 while coming to the aid of a smaller ship. All 17 hands and both of the ship's cats died.

The ship, since it is sunk in cold, deep fresh water, is in a perfect state of preservation. There are no plans to salvage it, as the cargo consisted only of grain.

h/t cbullitt.

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