On September 15, 1928, the steamer ship Manasoo loaded up with 21 people, 115 cows and one bull, sank in Lake Huron. Fifteen of the people died, along with all of the cattle. The steamer sank in 200 feet of water in the Georgian Bay, on the Canadian side of Lake Huron. (The ship, originally named the Macassa, had been making runs between Manitoulin Island in Canada, and the area near Sault Ste. Marie, so after being sold, her new owners renamed her the "Manasoo".)

The cause of the sinking? Yes, the Manasoo was in a storm, but according to MLive.com, a major reason it sank is because all the cattle shifted to one side of the ship, causing it to list so badly, the stern of the boat flooded.

In June, three shipwreck hunters finally located the Manasoo and, like a lot of Great Lakes shipwrecks, because of the deep, cold lake water, it was still "amazingly intact".

Here's the story. With some tremendous photos from the site.

 

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