Wreck of the NORTH AMERICAN Found


Adam Eickholt

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Hello all,

I hadn't seen this posted yet so I thought I'd add it here:

LOST PASSENGER SHIP NORTH AMERICAN FOUND IN ATLANTIC

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The Great Lakes passenger ship S.S. North American which sank in September of 1967 while on a voyage from Erie Pennsylvania to Newport News, Virginia has been found. A research team, this past July aboard Quest Marine’s R/V Quest located the ship close to the edge of the continental shelf approximately 140 miles off the New England coast in 250 feet of water.

Considered the Queen of the Great Lakes, the SS North American was built in Ecorse Michigan, and launched January 16th 1913. Constructed for the Chicago Duluth and Georgian Bay Transit Company she was the first ship built anywhere exclusively for Cruising.

Read the rest of the story at:
http://www.seadiscovery.com/mt/mtStories.aspx?ShowStrory=1007422069

I thought that last statement might generate some discussion. What do you make of the claim the NORTH AMERICAN was the first ship built anywhere exclusively for cruising? Agree or disagree?

A photo of the NORTH can be found on the marine Historical Society of Detroit website:

http://www.mhsd.org/passenger/northamerican.htm

AJ​
 

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