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Low Missouri River Level Reveals Historic Ship [VIDEO]

By MarEx 2012-11-20 10:41:00

Low Missouri river levels reveal the Montana, a sunken ship from 1882.

The Missouri River has achieved nearly record low points this summer, and in doing so, a variety of things have emerged from the waters.

One of the mystery wrecks revealed by the drought has an interesting history to tell. The Montana was a massive wooden steamboat – the largest vessel to ever travel the Missouri. It hit an underwater tree back in 1884, which actually speared the ship.

The steamboat – which could essentially cover an entire football field – provides treasure hunters some hope whenever the river is down.

Catch a glimpse of the wreck in this video footage from CNN: