Category: News Briefs Published on Thursday, 06 December 2012 09:59 Written by thehuffingtonpost
A 133-year-old piece of history lost in 1910 has finally returned to the surface. Shipwreck hunter David Trotter and his team, who have found more than 90 Great Lakes wrecks, located the steamer New York in Lake Huron off the coast of Harrisville, Mich.
The wooden ship was the longest steamer in the Great Lakes when it was built in 1879. 14 men were rescued from the New York, which was found 240 feet below the surface, according to the Detroit Free Press. The team first found the wreck in May and made around 30 dives in following months to confirm its identity.
The ship was found a distance from where it reportedly sank, according to MLive.
"Nobody can go out with a great degree of confidence, put an X on the water and know that it is the correct spot," Trotter told the news site. "There are no road maps out there."
Watch the video above from David Trotter's shipwreck team Undersea Research Associates to see more about the historic ship and its discovery.
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