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Schooner Barge Ironton Discovered in Lake Huron


Video footage shows the Ironton wreck at the bottom of Lake Huron

Nearly 130 years ago, the 191-foot schooner barge Ironton collided with the freighter Ohio in a section of Lake Huron known as Shipwreck Alley. The accident sank both ships and killed five of the Ironton’s seven crew. Now, she rises like a ghost from the past, as researchers have found Ironton pristinely intact on the seafloor of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. 

By Wendy Mitman Clarke, Editor, SAIL

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