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CYPRUS SHIPWRECK
(2007-09-10)
(wgvu) - - UNDERWATER EXPLORERS HAVE FOUND THE
CENTURY-OLD GRAVE SITE OF THE CYPRUS, AN ORE CARRIER THAT SANK
DURING A LAKE SUPERIOR STORM TWO MONTHS AFTER IT WAS LAUNCHED.
ALL BUT ONE OF 23 CREW MEMBERS DIED IN THE OCTOBER 11, 1907,
DISASTER.
A TEAM WITH THE GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOUND
THE WRECKAGE LAST MONTH ABOUT 460 FEET BENEATH THE SURFACE.
THE 420-FOOT-LONG SHIP IS ABOUT EIGHT MILES NORTH OF DEER PARK,
A VILLAGE IN MICHIGAN'S EASTERN UPPER PENINSULA.
THE LONE SURVIVOR MADE IT TO SHORE AFTER FLOATING ABOARD A LIFE
RAFT FOR SEVEN HOURS.
CHARLES PITZ DIED IN 1961 AFTER A LONG CAREER AS A MARINER.

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