A Classic car found 90 years later in sunken ship

What an amazing treasure to find 200 feet deep

2y ago

Back in 1928 the steamship, Manasoo, was carrying a herd of 116 cattle, a 1927 Chevrolet coupe and 16 passengers was lost to history and then earlier this year on the 30th of June Cris hol and a group of U.S shipwreck hunters found it after 90 years.

There was sadly only one passenger, Donald Wallace, that survived owned several of the cattle and the car, who along with the captain and four sailors were on a raft for 60 hours before being found by a passing steamer, the Manitoba.

Even if chief engineer, Thomas McCutcheon, had escaped with the rest of the lucky survivors he tragically died after too much exposure.

The Manasoo, also called Macassa, was found at the bottom of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, about 200 feet (60 meters) below the surface of the water and the divers claim that it was in excellent condition.

Experts also say that ship will unlikely return to the surface but are sceptical about the Chevy being pulled back up and restored to full health to be put in a museum.

Also, this shipwreck team discovered the next day the J.H. Jones which was a coastal steamer from 1906.

Let us say a great thank you to these guys

Honestly Cris Kohl, Jerry Eliason and Ken Merryman deserve a massive thank you for finding the ship with all their hard work and they are still currently looking to help bring closure to the families who lost some of their members on the shipwreck.

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Comments (20)

  • Is that the one that Jack and Rose were in ?

      2 years ago
  • I don't think that will buff out :(

    Great story Natasha, thanks for sharing!

      2 years ago
  • If they did bring the car up.. would be better unrestored to tell the story of those who did not make it

      2 years ago
  • I honestly wouldn't bet on the car making it on one piece to the surface, the rust and the pressure must have weakened it considerably, just let it rest on it's final resting place.

      2 years ago
  • As Dave said,that won’t buff out!,Lol,what a wonderful find,just like pirate booty,Treasure re-descovered!,and an excellent video too,Chris and his team are wonderful.you have made a great discovery yourself too,Natasha.😃😊XX

      2 years ago