Two Lost Lake Superior Shipwrecks From 1914 Have Been Discovered
After more than 100 years, two ships that were lost in the waters of Lake Superior have been discovered.
Earlier this year, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society discovered a 150-year-old shipwreck that was considered bad luck. The Barquentine Nucleus has found in Lake Superior under about 600 feet of water.
The GLSHS were at it again and this time, finding two out of three ships that were once lost. Legend has it, that the the Steamship C.F. Curtis was towing the schooner barges Selden E. Marvin and the Annie M. Peterson on November 18th, 1914.
Finding these two ships happened to be historic discoveries due to them being part of one of the biggest lumber companies in that era. The Peterson has yet to be discovered, however, all three ships went down in a significant storm with howling winds, snow squalls and unforgiving waves. Unfortunately, not a single crew member of the ships survived, and 28 lives were lost that day.
The C.F. Curtis was discovered first, back in 2021 along with 9 other vessels.
The ship was built in the late 1800s in Michigan and its hull was built with wood. There were 14 crew members on the Curtis before she sank.
You can see the full video of the C.F. Curtis discovery below:
The Selden E. Marvin was found last year about a few miles away from the Curtis.
The Marvin was 175 feet in length and built in Ohio around 1881. The ships were attempting to carry lumber to New York when the storm struck.
You can check out the full video of the Marvin from the GLSHS below:
You can also check out 9 Famous Shipwrecks That Now Lay To Rest In Lake Superior.