Dive into this week’s quiz, which covers vessels (and other things) lost, found and run aground on Lake Superior. For additional maritime trivia, check out the first PDD Gales of November quiz.
The next current events quiz sails your way on Nov. 26. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Nov. 22.
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#1 This tugboat, which had been slated to become a floating bed and breakfast, sank in the Duluth harbor in 2009.
Read more about the Essayons here.
#2 The last undiscovered wreck of this type of vessel was found in Lake Superior in 2022.
The whaleback ship known as Barge 129 sank in 1902; read the full story in Smithsonian Magazine.
#3 What went through the ice on March 2, 1977 between Bayfield and La Pointe?
Read more about the event on the Duluth News Tribune website.
#4 This freighter drew onlookers after it ran aground at Park Point on November 18, 1985.
The Duluth News Tribune has more on the Socrates here.
#5 The only known Lake Superior wreck of this type of vehicle was discovered in 2016.
Locomotive 694 sank in Lake Superior due to a rock slide; read more about the wreck on TwinCities.com.
#6 The wreckage of this freighter, which sank near Isle Royale on May 11, 1953, was discovered earlier this year.
MPR News has more on the wreck of the Henry Steinbrenner here.
#7 This barge at Connie’s Landing was burned by vandals in 1975.
Learn more about the Alice Vivian on the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library website.
#8 Which laker ran aground near Bayfront Festival Park on Sept. 20, 2014?
The Duluth News Tribune reported on the story here.
#9 This decommissioned U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tugboat began sinking in the Duluth harbor in 2022.
The tugboat had previously been owned by the DECC and served as a museum; read more on the Star Tribune website.
#10 27 years after being launched by Duluth schoolchildren, this item was recovered in the Apostle Islands.
The Duluth News Tribune has more on the boat’s journey here.
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