L R Doty Research Paper

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The 291-foot-long L.R. Doty was carrying a cargo of corn when it sank during a ferocious storm on Oct. 25, 1898. It vanished 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. The deckhouses were gone, the smokestack was tipped over and a wheelbarrow used to move cargo lay on the boat's
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