‘Ghost’ of the Henry B. Smith found in Lake Superior

The Henry B. Smith, from YooperSteez.com

If you missed it, Andrew Krueger at the Duluth News Tribune had a fascinating Sunday feature about the discovery of a century-old shipwreck on Lake Superior. Most have heard of the Edmund Fitzgerald sinking (thanks to Gordon Lightfoot’s song) in the 1970s, but a similar iron ore ship disaster took place in 1913. The Henry B. Smith sank in a storm near Marquette, Michigan, and was never found.

A group including three Great Lakes shipwreck hunters and their families found the wreck on May 24. The DNT has video of the Smith wreck, and some of the back story. Like most ore ships of the time, the ship spent some time in Duluth handling Minnesota iron as well.

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