Researchers find 1906 shipwreck in Lake Huron's Georgian Bay - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Researchers find 1906 shipwreck in Lake Huron's Georgian Bay

DETROIT (AP) - An international team of divers has discovered the wreckage of a ship that disappeared more than 100 years ago during a storm on Lake Huron.

The team discovered the J.H. Jones on July 1 in lower Georgian Bay near Lion's Head, Ontario, The Detroit News reported . The ship had 30 people onboard when it vanished in 1906 during a storm. Only one body was found after the storm.

Researchers said multiple attempts over the decades to locate the Jones were unsuccessful. Researchers Ken Merryman, Jerry Eliason and Cris Kohl were part of the team that located the ship in July after less than two hours of searching.

"I had confidence in my research, which I began years ago," said Kohl, who has written 16 books about Great Lake shipwrecks with his wife. "After I put it all together, I told Ken (Merryman) last April that I could take him right to that shipwreck."

Robert Crawford, the 83-year-old great-grandson of Capt. James Crawford, who was lost with the Jones in 1906, accompanied the researchers.

"I never thought the wreck would be found in my lifetime," Crawford said. "But when that little image appeared on the screen, and I later watched video of the actual shipwreck that was sent up to our boat by a remote-operated camera, I was elated. I was a bit surprised that I felt far more excitement than sadness."

The ship's hull was mostly intact, though the smokestack was toppled, researchers said. Divers saw components of the steam engine, but no sign of human remains.

"It's exciting to locate such a historic shipwreck, even with its very tragic history," Merryman said. "Now the complete story of this vessel can be told because it is no longer a 'mystery wreck.' Much of its story has actually been told already - but there was always those final elements missing, namely its location, what it looks like today, and what those physical remains could reveal to us."

___

Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NationalMore>>

  • Officials: 3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid center

    Officials: 3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid center

    Thursday, September 20 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-09-20 14:38:29 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-09-20 16:22:35 GMT
    Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation". (Source: Raycom News Network)Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation". (Source: Raycom News Network)

    Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation".

    More >>

    Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation".

    More >>
  • The Latest: Sheriff: Shooting suspect in critical condition

    The Latest: Sheriff: Shooting suspect in critical condition

    Thursday, September 20 2018 11:28 AM EDT2018-09-20 15:28:16 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-09-20 16:22:21 GMT
    (Jerry Jackson /The Baltimore Sun via AP). Authorities respond to a shooting in Harford County, Md., on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.  Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter ...(Jerry Jackson /The Baltimore Sun via AP). Authorities respond to a shooting in Harford County, Md., on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter ...
    Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation".More >>
    Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation".More >>
  • Police: 1 victim upgraded after workplace shooting

    Police: 1 victim upgraded after workplace shooting

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-09-20 05:13:58 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-09-20 16:22:19 GMT
    (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP). A woman is escorted from the scene of a shooting at a software company in Middleton, Wis., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Four people were shot and wounded during the shooting in the suburb of Madison, according...(Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP). A woman is escorted from the scene of a shooting at a software company in Middleton, Wis., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Four people were shot and wounded during the shooting in the suburb of Madison, according...

    Authorities say they don't yet know what prompted an employee of a Wisconsin software company to open fire at his office, injuring four people, including three seriously.

    More >>

    Authorities say they don't yet know what prompted an employee of a Wisconsin software company to open fire at his office, injuring four people, including three seriously.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly