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L.R. Doty Discovered Article by Midwest Dive News

Century-Old Mystery Solved – Wreck of the L.R. Doty Discovered in Lake Michigan.  Read more…      

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Ship discovered almost 112 years after disappearing in Lake Michigan Article by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

For almost 112 years, the steamship rested in ghostly silence at the bottom of Lake Michigan, unknown and unseen until a group of divers kicked their way down to the deck and solved a perplexing maritime mystery.  Read more…

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Steamer L.R. Doty Located in 300 ft of Water off Milwaukee Article by Brendon Baillod

A group of Wisconsin marine historians and divers have announced the discovery of the missing steamship L.R. Doty, which vanished in a violent Lake Michigan storm 112 years ago, on October 25, 1898. The Doty was the largest wooden ship still missing on Lake Michigan, with an overall length of 300 ft.  Read more…

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Advanced Diver Magazine – The Carl D. Bradley by ADM Staff Photojournalist Mel Clark

The Carl Bradley was the largest steel freighter on the great lakes in 1957 at a length of 639 feet. Ironically enough, the year she sank, 1958, was the same year the Edmund Fitzgerald (729 feet) was put into service and took the largest freighter of record from the Bradley.  Read more…

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