If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(New York Daily News)   100 years after its sinking, wreck divers find ship no one cares about anymore   (nydailynews.com) divider line 55
    More: Cool, Lake Superior, underwater camera  
•       •       •

11378 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Jun 2013 at 4:16 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



55 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-06-10 04:18:30 PM  
 
2013-06-10 04:18:40 PM  
attic.areavoices.com
 
2013-06-10 04:19:15 PM  

FatherChaos: Gordon Lightfoot is on the scene.


10 seconds.
 
2013-06-10 04:20:16 PM  
Protip:  Never take a boat trip on Lake Superior in November.
 
2013-06-10 04:22:09 PM  
Dont fark with Gitche Gumee
 
2013-06-10 04:22:28 PM  
They found Ella Fitzgerald?
 
2013-06-10 04:22:54 PM  

blatz514: FatherChaos: Gordon Lightfoot is on the scene.

10 seconds.


I wonder if anyone clicking the forum DIDN'T think of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
 
2013-06-10 04:23:20 PM  
Gitche Gumee
 
2013-06-10 04:23:42 PM  
""This was a gift from the lake gods," Eliason said."

I understand you're excited, dude, but people did die here.

Also, is it practical to mine piles of iron ore they find on the lakebed?
 
2013-06-10 04:25:13 PM  

TheManMythLegend: Protip:  Never take a boat trip on Lake Superior in November.


Especially with a load iron ore, fully loaded for Cleveland.
 
2013-06-10 04:25:18 PM  
Story doesn't seem to hold water....

/does look like it was one big ship
 
2013-06-10 04:25:29 PM  

TheManMythLegend: Protip:  Never take a boat trip on Lake Superior in November.


Particularly when the wind in the wires makes a tattle-tale sound.
 
2013-06-10 04:25:29 PM  

blatz514: FatherChaos: Gordon Lightfoot is on the scene.

10 seconds.


Bet he feels Superior.

/seems kinda eerie to me
 
2013-06-10 04:25:46 PM  
Random fact- she was 525 feet long, so she sank in water barely more than her length.

The Edmund Fitzgerald is also about 530 feet down, but she was 729 feet long- if she was vertical she'd stick 200 feet out of the water.
 
2013-06-10 04:28:05 PM  

FatherChaos: blatz514: FatherChaos: Gordon Lightfoot is on the scene.

10 seconds.

I wonder if anyone clicking the forum DIDN'T think of the Edmund Fitzgerald.


I thought it before I clicked but then read "100 years" and knew it wasn't.
 
2013-06-10 04:29:17 PM  

FatherChaos: blatz514: FatherChaos: Gordon Lightfoot is on the scene.

10 seconds.

I wonder if anyone clicking the forum DIDN'T think of the Edmund Fitzgerald.


For what it's worth, I can't stand that song.  The sonofabiatch never ends.
 
2013-06-10 04:30:11 PM  

YixilTesiphon: ""This was a gift from the lake gods," Eliason said."

I understand you're excited, dude, but people did die here.

Also, is it practical to mine piles of iron ore they find on the lakebed?


I don't know about iron, but there are people who raise old trees that have been on the bottom sinse the old logging days.
 
2013-06-10 04:30:32 PM  
We don't care.  WE DON'T CARE!!!
 
2013-06-10 04:31:09 PM  
T`was the witch of November come stealing
 
2013-06-10 04:36:30 PM  
When does the James Cameron movie come out?
 
2013-06-10 04:36:50 PM  

YixilTesiphon: ""This was a gift from the lake gods," Eliason said."

I understand you're excited, dude, but people did die here.

Also, is it practical to mine piles of iron ore they find on the lakebed?


They just let the Smelt smelt it.
 
2013-06-10 04:38:50 PM  
Any survivors on board?
 
2013-06-10 04:40:17 PM  

neversubmit: FatherChaos: blatz514: FatherChaos: Gordon Lightfoot is on the scene.

10 seconds.

I wonder if anyone clicking the forum DIDN'T think of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

I thought it before I clicked but then read "100 years" and knew it wasn't.


Yeah, it's closer to the time of the Titanic, just in the Great Lakes.
 
2013-06-10 04:44:53 PM  
The story of these ships and the people that worked the lakes is amazing. If you go to Cleveland (yeah...I know...why?) carve some time out to go here.
 
2013-06-10 04:45:33 PM  
You know, it's kinda' cool to see the photos of these wrecks, but on the other hand, it's a tomb.  It's not like what happened to these ships was a mystery.  We always knew why they went down and that they were out there somewhere.  Maybe we should just leave them alone.
 
2013-06-10 04:46:52 PM  
So? Did they find the sapphire necklace the old lady threw overboard?
 
2013-06-10 04:47:58 PM  
Wreck divers can go down as far as 535'?
 
2013-06-10 04:51:41 PM  

StrikitRich: Wreck divers can go down as far as 535'?


2000' was the depth of a navy diver in an Atmospheric Diving Suit. However, regular divers aren't recommended to go deeper than 330'
 
2013-06-10 04:54:27 PM  

UtileDysfunktion: You know, it's kinda' cool to see the photos of these wrecks, but on the other hand, it's a tomb.  It's not like what happened to these ships was a mystery.  We always knew why they went down and that they were out there somewhere.  Maybe we should just leave them alone.


The mystery isn't that they died, it's how they died...a big question their survivors would have...though there aren't (m)any, 100 years later, and the possible causes of this sinking are probably well-known in nautical circles.  Still, history will be more complete as the actual cause is known.
 
2013-06-10 04:54:55 PM  

TheManMythLegend: Protip:  Never take a boat trip on Lake Superior in November.


Not even if your captain's well-seasoned?
 
2013-06-10 04:55:05 PM  
Just to extend the meme, did you notice the link in article to the  MUMMIFIED BODY OF DIVER FOUND IN LAKE MICHIGAN who was diving in .... Whitefish Bay
 
2013-06-10 04:55:40 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Random fact- she was 525 feet long, so she sank in water barely more than her length.

The Edmund Fitzgerald is also about 530 feet down, but she was 729 feet long- if she was vertical she'd stick 200 feet out of the water.


And in one piece. She's in two. One, upside down. Fitzgerald go bang on the bottom.
 
2013-06-10 04:57:04 PM  
I've only seen one of the great lakes from gound level.  Ontario.  I drove along the coast on my way into Toronto.  It is absolutely enormous!  If I didn't know better I would have thought I was looking at the ocean.

I've seen all the others from the air.  And Superior certainly lives up to it's name.  Michigan is really cool too.  Flew around it a few times at like 5000ft wiating to land in O'Hare.
 
2013-06-10 04:57:39 PM  
Book about the storm-in-question:
http://www.amazon.com/White-Hurricane-November-Americas-Deadliest/dp /0 071435417

Not terrific, but good.
 
2013-06-10 04:59:21 PM  

StrikitRich: Wreck divers can go down as far as 535'?


Yep, they just don't come back up again. Well, unless they're wearing a NEWT suit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtsuit
 
2013-06-10 05:01:04 PM  
God I hate that song.
 
2013-06-10 05:14:13 PM  

StrikitRich: Wreck divers can go down as far as 535'?


Yes. That is a deep dive but not out of range by any means. It's astonishingly intact and the visibility is amazing. There will be divers on that wreck by summer.

About the tomb issue. It's fairly common to see human remains. Just leave them alone. They don't mind visitors.
 
2013-06-10 05:16:08 PM  

mainsail: StrikitRich: Wreck divers can go down as far as 535'?

Yep, they just don't come back up again. Well, unless they're wearing a NEWT suit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtsuit


Divers using scuba and mixed gases have gone below 1000ft.
 
2013-06-10 05:34:01 PM  
The late comedian Richard Jeni had a great bit about Lightfoot's song. Can't find a video clip on line.  This is from memory, but I'm sure it is almost verbatim:

"This is a great record to throw on the turntable if you're throwing a party and the guests aren't getting the hint it's time to leave.  Give 'em about five minutes of this downer and they'll be ready to go home - and kill themselves."

"You sure you can't stay?"

"No, by the time we get home, poison the kids and set the house on fire..."

(Singing)

"And they all drowned like rats,
and their wives had no insurance,
And their kids turned to
drugs and prostitution!
Nah-Naaaaah-Nah-Nah-Naah,
Nah-Nah-Naaaah-Nah-Nah-Nah..."
 
2013-06-10 05:47:55 PM  

Voiceofreason01: mainsail: StrikitRich: Wreck divers can go down as far as 535'?

Yep, they just don't come back up again. Well, unless they're wearing a NEWT suit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtsuit

Divers using scuba and mixed gases have gone below 1000ft.


Only four divers have done it, though.  And technically speaking only three of them went below 1,000 ft.
 
2013-06-10 05:57:47 PM  
Hope they find the the Inkerman and Cerisoles one of these days.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_minesweepers_Inkerman_and_Ceriso le s
 
2013-06-10 06:07:20 PM  

Mobius strip of human stupidity: About the tomb issue. It's fairly common to see human remains. Just leave them alone. They don't mind visitors.


The book Shadow Divers covers this pretty well.  The Uboat they found was a few miles from where I live.
 
2013-06-10 06:30:15 PM  

Fear_and_Loathing: Mobius strip of human stupidity: About the tomb issue. It's fairly common to see human remains. Just leave them alone. They don't mind visitors.

The book Shadow Divers covers this pretty well.  The Uboat they found was a few miles from where I live.


That was a great book. The story about the guy who found a wreak and kept diving it for years looking for loot till one day he forgot to check his air was cool. Not for him of course.

I've had the same thing where you get caught up and loose time or gain depth
 
2013-06-10 06:33:43 PM  

Fear_and_Loathing: Mobius strip of human stupidity: About the tomb issue. It's fairly common to see human remains. Just leave them alone. They don't mind visitors.

The book Shadow Divers covers this pretty well.  The Uboat they found was a few miles from where I live.


It's a great book. I have been inside that sub.
 
2013-06-10 06:39:27 PM  

Mobius strip of human stupidity: Fear_and_Loathing: Mobius strip of human stupidity: About the tomb issue. It's fairly common to see human remains. Just leave them alone. They don't mind visitors.

The book Shadow Divers covers this pretty well.  The Uboat they found was a few miles from where I live.

It's a great book. I have been inside that sub.


I met the authors in 2006 when they did a book tour that stopped in Fort Lauderdale.  Very nice, intelligent guys.  They said a movie deal was in the works with Ridley Scott set to direct, but I guess it stalled somewhere.
 
2013-06-10 06:40:53 PM  
It's a like which seems to denote placid calm waters, but its more like a mini-ocean.  I've sailed on Superior.  It's an enormous body of water.

And on lake Michigan, I took the "Lake Express", a ferry from Milwaukee to Muskegon, Michigan and even though it was May and its a large car carrying high speed ferry, it was a total barf cruise.  The waves were tossing it around like a bath toy or small sail boat.

Lots of folks couldn't even make it to the bathroom to vomit as it was damn near impossible to walk.  It was disgusting.
 
2013-06-10 07:00:23 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: Mobius strip of human stupidity: Fear_and_Loathing: Mobius strip of human stupidity: About the tomb issue. It's fairly common to see human remains. Just leave them alone. They don't mind visitors.

The book Shadow Divers covers this pretty well.  The Uboat they found was a few miles from where I live.

It's a great book. I have been inside that sub.

I met the authors in 2006 when they did a book tour that stopped in Fort Lauderdale.  Very nice, intelligent guys.  They said a movie deal was in the works with Ridley Scott set to direct, but I guess it stalled somewhere.


The movie will get made eventually I imagine. But they will have to hurry if they want to shoot the dives on the actual locations. A bunch of those wrecks are very different than they were in the 90's.
 
2013-06-10 07:05:34 PM  
As a ROV operator, I find this fascinating.

/ill stay dry thank you
//operational depth 5,000-20,000 depending on the sub
 
2013-06-10 07:38:25 PM  

SirEattonHogg: It's a like which seems to denote placid calm waters, but its more like a mini-ocean.  I've sailed on Superior.  It's an enormous body of water.

And on lake Michigan, I took the "Lake Express", a ferry from Milwaukee to Muskegon, Michigan and even though it was May and its a large car carrying high speed ferry, it was a total barf cruise.  The waves were tossing it around like a bath toy or small sail boat.

Lots of folks couldn't even make it to the bathroom to vomit as it was damn near impossible to walk.  It was disgusting.


Really? We didn't have that problem.

The Badger is slower, but it's a more stable ship.
 
2013-06-10 07:52:12 PM  

TheManMythLegend: I don't know about iron, but there are people who raise old trees that have been on the bottom sinse the old logging days.


Do they have any special value?  I seem to remember logs being deliberately sunk in anoxic water for some reason back in the middle ages.
 
Displayed 50 of 55 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report