Wreck hunter uses sonar to locate steamer that sank on Lake Huron in 1910
POSTED: Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 10:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — For 102 years the steamer New York has rested on the bottom of Lake Huron, but earlier this year, David Trotter finally found it.
"It was very exciting because we had been searching pretty dedicatedly for her for a couple years. She was on what I call my bucket list," said Trotter.
The wooden vessel built in 1879 was carrying coal when it sank in a storm in October of 1910.
"She was a giant for her time. A kind of leviathan of the lakes," said Trotter.
At 283 feet long the New York was an impressive vessel, but Trotter said he is more impressed with the story behind the sinking. All 14 people aboard the ship scrambled into lifeboats, but were still in danger.
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