84-year old Shipwreck Found Using ROV

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society announced last week the discovery of a WWII-era ship that sank in the world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Superior, between Canada and the USA.

The vessel is the 244ft bulk carrier SS Arlington, that left Port Arthur, Ontario, on 30 April 1940, and was sunk early on 1 May after a storm battered the ship and it took on water.

The decision by Captain Frederick “Tatey Bug” Burke to stay aboard the sinking vessel is still a mystery.

Full articles at: TheIndependentUK 16feb23 and SmithsonianMag 16feb24