The notorious Great Lakes Storm of 1913 claimed at least 13 ships and 250 lives. Among those ships was the ore carrier Henry B. Smith, whose final resting place on the bottom of Lake Superior has long remained a mystery. The ship went down in November, the same month that saw the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald six decades later.
The wreckage of the Henry B. Smith was located by shipwreck hunter Jerry Eliason and his team. Despite its status as an elusive wreck, the Smith was located after only 20 minutes of searching on the lake, thanks to extensive research and analysis that had been done beforehand. The ship was found where analysts had projected it might lay, off the shores of Marquette in Michigan.
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