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Low Water Levels Reveal Sunken Ships in the Great Lakes

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 Remains of a sunken ship near Door County - UW Sea Grant InstituteWater levels are low enough in the Great Lakes that parts of sunken ships have become visible.
 
John Karl, science communicator for the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, says Wisconsin actually leads the nation in the number of shipwrecks listed on the national register of historic places. He estimates there are more than 700 sunken ships near Wisconsin, and some are well preserved because of the Great Lakes' cold, deep, fresh water.
 
Karl says most went down in the 19th century, when they were becoming a major vehicle for commerce.  more...


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