Great Lakes Drought Exposes Another Shipwreck

By MarEx 2012-12-13 16:37:00

A 290- foot steamer has been revealed after water levels continue to drop in the Great Lakes.

Built about 125 years ago, the steamer Aurora burned in 1932 and parts of the ship have now been exposed by a receding water line at Grand Haven near Harbor Island.

According to Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates, the Aurora was considered to be the largest wooden steamship sailing the Great Lakes.

The ship served as a trade ship carrying coal and grain. Again, it was damaged by a fire and abandoned in Grand Haven in 1932.

The Great Lakes water levels are shrinking due to drought and rising temperatures.