Long-lost ship found in Lake Huron, confirming tragic story
Even for the Thunder Bay area, a perilous swath of northern Lake Huron off the Michigan coast that has devoured many a ship, the Ironton’s fate seems particularly cruel. The Ironton’s captain and six sailors clambered into a lifeboat but it was dragged to the bottom before they could detach it from the ship. Now, the mystery has been solved, officials with Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan, said Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
The US Navy backed the hunt for Titanic in part because the explorer who found it argued it would 'drive the Soviets crazy,' book reveals
The president and his Navy secretary wanted to rattle the Soviets psychologically, and one explorer convinced them finding Titanic would do just that.news.yahoo.com
Hawaii prepares for high winds, rain as hurricane nears
A worker puts reinforcements on boarded storefront windows in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu, Saturday, July 25, 2020, as Hurricane Douglas approaches. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)HONOLULU Hawaii prepared for the onslaught of Hurricane Douglas on Sunday, with predictions of high winds, rain and storm surge. Douglas weakened Saturday to a Category 1 hurricane as it approached Hawaii, but officials warned people should not be lulled into complacency. We know that it is weakening as it approaches, but it still will have significant impact on each island, Hawaii Gov. President Donald Trump issued an emergency declaration for Hawaii because of the hurricane, directing federal assistance to supplement state and local response efforts.
35 years later, discovery of Titanic was like finding treasure for historians, collectors
Besides, nobody knew exactly where the ship was anyway, and even the most developed technology couldn’t locate it miles below the surface of the ocean. The only problem was that the Navy didn’t want anything to do with the Titanic. Finally, pieces of debris appeared on the cameras of Knorr, one of which was the boiler of the Titanic. In the summer of 1986, Ballard returned to the Titanic wreckage as part of the first submersible that took humans underwater there for further investigation. The aftermathIn the years after the discovery, numerous dives and expeditions have taken place to retrieve valuable items from the Titanic.
An Unlikely Informant, The Unknown America, King of Crossfit
An Unlikely Informant, The Unknown America, King of Crossfit Anderson Cooper interviews undercover informant Michael Blutrich, one of the most effective informants ever, according to authorities; then, with over 50 percent of our nation lying underwater, huge discoveries await, says explorer Robert Ballard; and, Sharyn Alfonsi profiles Greg Glassman, creator of the CrossFit workout.cbsnews.com