1879 Lake Superior shipwreck accidentally discovered by Discovery Channel TV series

By freep.com.

In seeking to solve one shipwreck mystery, underwater explorers happened upon another.

The quest — which unfolded on the Discovery Channel’s “Expedition Unknown,” an American reality TV series — starts with the adventure show host, Josh Gates, paddling in a bright yellow kayak through the Soo Locks as he looks for World War I-era French warships lost in the Great Lakes, the Inkerman and Cerisoles.

They are two of three French minesweepers that were built in Canada’s port city of Thunder Bay, Gates said, and were headed together through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic and then Europe. Instead, in a 1918 storm, they sank, taking the lives of nearly 80 mariners and creating one of the greatest vanishing ship mysteries ever.

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