Henry B. Smith Cargo Ship Found 100 Years After it Sank
The Henry B. Smith freighter sunk in Lake Superior 100 years ago in 1913 and divers found the wreck last month in 535 feet of water. According to records, the ship was carrying iron ore before it sank and all signs point to it being the Smith because of the ore scattered around the wreckage.
Records show sailors on other boats at the time saw the ship battening down the hatches as the lake was rolling during a storm while the ship headed onto the open lake. The Captain decided to turn back and head for shore but Henry B. Smith vanished, becoming known in Great Lakes lore as the ‘ghost ship’.