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Shipwreck Found in Lake Superior in Marquett Michigan

Published on 5/31/2013



Shipwreck Found in Lake Superior Near Marquette Michigan

Henry B Smith

Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Co. Collection

Henry B Smith Wheel and Compass Binnacle

Photo By Jerry Eliason

Henry B Smith First Photo of the Pilot House after 100 Years

Photo By Jerry Eliason

Congratulations to Jerry Eliason, Ken Merryman, Craig Smith and Dan Fontain for the Amazing discovery of the Henry B Smith in Lake Superior near Marquette Michigan!!  It was a very substantial discovery of a new shipwreck.  The greatest thing about this discovery is that it was found 100 years later after the 1913 storm on Lake Superior 

Here is a couple of newsletter articles on the SS Henry B Smith the guys in our group found.





Here's a link to a story written by a reporter about Jerry, Ken, Craig, Dan and others on shipwreck hunting and finding the Scotiadoc, in the middle July of 2013!

Phil Kerber
GLSPS President