The 133-year old steamer New York, which came to rest at watery depths on October 1, 1910, was recently discovered by divers at the bottom of Lake Huron. The wreck was found upright, its stern damaged and its stacks broken and laying nearby.
The 283-foot wooden vessel was discovered in 240 feet of water after a two-year search by shipwreck hunter David Trotter. The discover of the New York is, according to the Detroit Free Press, expected to bring to light how ships were constructed at this time in history, particularly since builders did not always work off of written plans at the time.
The New York was constructed in 1879, and at the time was the largest wooden steamer in the world.