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posted: 12/13/2012 10:32 AM

Lower Great Lakes levels reveal another wreck

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  • A section of the 290-foot shipwreck Aurora is exposed on Dec. 11, 2012 in Grand Haven, Mich. due to low water levels in the Grand River. The Aurora is in the Grand River, which flows into Lake Michigan nearby.

      A section of the 290-foot shipwreck Aurora is exposed on Dec. 11, 2012 in Grand Haven, Mich. due to low water levels in the Grand River. The Aurora is in the Grand River, which flows into Lake Michigan nearby.
    Associated Press

  • This Dec. 11, 2012 photo shows a painting of the ship Aurora from its sailing days provided by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Muskegon, Mich. The remains of the wooden steamer built 125 years ago recently were uncovered in West Michigan because of lower Great Lakes water levels.

      This Dec. 11, 2012 photo shows a painting of the ship Aurora from its sailing days provided by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Muskegon, Mich. The remains of the wooden steamer built 125 years ago recently were uncovered in West Michigan because of lower Great Lakes water levels.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- There's been another report of a shipwreck uncovered off Michigan because of lower Great Lakes water levels.

The Huron Daily Tribune of Bad Axe reports Ron Krzeminski last month spotted what he thought was rocks in Lake Huron about 15 feet off the shoreline of Huron County's Lake Township. When he got closer, he discovered it was the bow of a ship.

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The ship appears to be about 18 feet wide and 60 feet long. Its name wasn't certain.

Earlier this week, The Muskegon Chronicle reported the remains of a wooden steamer named Aurora were uncovered at Grand Haven near Lake Michigan.

The Great Lakes are shrinking because of drought and rising temperatures. Coast Guard Petty Officer Peter Brown says he expects more to turn up.

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