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The L​.​R. Doty Song (Stormy) by Testa Rosa Music Band

The song L.R. Doty is about a 300 ft steamship that sank near Milwaukee in 1898. As with many of her journeys, the Doty was towing a schooner barge that night, the Olive Jeanette. Suddenly, engulfed by a violent storm, the line between the two snapped and the L.R. Doty, one of the last giant […]

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Capt. Jitka Hanakova Key Note Speaker by Article Bayview Compass

Capt. Jitka Hanakova of Bay View, leader of the team who discovered the L.R. Doty, one of the largest wooden steamers that vanished in lake Michigan more than 100 years ago, will be the keynote speaker at the Ghost Ships Festival on Friday, March 25 at 8pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Wyndham Milwaukee […]

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L.R. Doty Rendering by Cal Cothrade

Rendering of famous discovery of the steamer L.R. Doty by Cal Kothrade available for purchase.  Read more…

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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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