Video of Great Lakes shipwreck, the Antelope

Sep 20, 2016

This eerie video takes you deep into Lake Superior, where a century-old shipwreck lies, with masts and rigging nearly intact. Explorers Ken Merryman, Jerry Eliason and Kraig Smith recently used a remote camera to photograph their find: the 187-foot Antelope. The coal-hauling freighter sank in rough waters in October, 1897.

 

Antelope shipwreck
Credit Ken Merryman

  Merryman told Great Lakes Today that the team hopes to use a maneuverable ROV (remotely operated underwater vehicle) to get a more detailed view of the top of the masts and a peek inside the port side forward cabin. For more, read about their discovery or listen to a Minnesota Public Radio interview with Merryman.

 

Video courtesy of Ken Merryman