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Enormous shipwreck discovered in Lake Superior 120 years after storm sank Whaleback vessel

By: Mariam Marini, Detroit Free Press

DETROIT — More than 100 years after a storm sank a 292-foot Whaleback ship, it has been found in Lake Superior.

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society discovered the Whaleback vessel, Barge 129, 35 miles off Vermilion Point under 650 feet of water using side scan SONAR technology, the society announced. The society's first SONAR image was in 2021, and it was able to identify the vessel in August 2022 using an underwater drone.

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