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Old 08-24-2016, 10:06 AM   #1
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Wrecked locomotive discovered after 106 years under Lake Superior!

FYI...Canadian Pacific 694.

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/...e_superio.html
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:44 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing that. Wow! All those years, and there she sleep's undiscovered, until now. That made my day......
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:50 AM   #3
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I moved this, it's actually about a real train.
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I'm curious as to what the new chain is for that's seen attached to one of the drive wheels at 3:07 and 6:15 in the video.
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I'm curious as to what the new chain is for that's seen attached to one of the drive wheels at 3:07 and 6:15 in the video.
The divers put that there to attach their buoy to, in order to locate the "dive site" in the future. The attached buoy lies just below the surface, and with GPS coordinates, the divers are able to go right back to "their" site.
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Thank you. I thought it probably had to do with a locator, but wasn't sure.
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:36 AM   #7
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That a good thing about recovering wreckage in freshwater. It doesn't eat at the metal nearly as bad as in salt water.
So most of the wreck is still very recognizable.

Superior really does claim a lion's share of victim's doesn't it?
Case in point: "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:51 AM   #8
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That a good thing about recovering wreckage in freshwater. It doesn't eat at the metal nearly as bad as in salt water.
So most of the wreck is still very recognizable.

Superior really does claim a lion's share of victim's doesn't it?
Case in point: "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".
It sure does. Every November I play that song alot in those mens honer. I do love that song.....
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:15 AM   #9
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"Gitchigumi" is chocka block FULL of wrecks going back to "Biblical" times. They found a ship off the coast of Turkey that contains ingots of U.P. copper. No surprise there but the REAL kicker is the wreck is THOUSANDS of years old. A Geologist has determined that 3 BILLION TONS of copper are "missing" from the U.P.! The copper that fueled the "Bronze Age" came from Michigan! AND I BETCHA There are Viking Long Boats on the bottom of ALL the Great Lakes!
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A lot of mysteries lie beneath the water. I enjoyed the video.
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