Friday, June 25, 2010

Missing for 112 years, lost ship now found

The wooden steamship L.R.Doty as it appears today 300 feet deep in Lake Michigan, where she has been since she went missing in a storm in 1898. Thanks to the depth and cold, even the ship's cargo of corn is perfectly preserved. Experts say the crew is likely still in the boiler house, where they would have gathered for warmth during the ship's last fateful hour. There are no plans to raise the Doty. At 300 feet, she will remain safe from all but a handful of specially trained divers. For the complete story, more new images and a wealth of historical documents, go to: Ship Wreck .