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(New York Daily News)   100 years after its sinking, wreck divers find ship no one cares about anymore   (nydailynews.com) divider line 9
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2013-06-10 04:45:33 PM
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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 04:25:46 PM
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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 06:07:20 PM
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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 05:16:08 PM
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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 04:51:41 PM
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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 04:44:53 PM
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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 04:25:29 PM
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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 04:25:13 PM
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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 04:18:30 PM
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