Mystery of upside-down shipwreck finally solved

March 13, 2015 2:44 PM

13 0

The William B. Davock sank on what's been termed "the most disastrous day in the history of Lake Michigan shipping," but why the freighter and its 32 crewmen went down amid 80mph winds and 30-foot waves has been a 75-year mystery.

WZZM reports a sudden blizzard blew in on Nov. 11, 1940, and while smaller ships survived, three larger ones were destroyed. Three divers found the Davock—upside down and with coal scattered around it—32 years later.

Read more

To category page