An Old Shipwreck Was Discovered After A Massive Storm In Utah (PHOTOS)
A buried vessel from decades ago has been found.
A recent weather bout uncovered a unique piece of history that has been buried below water for decades. A massive storm in Utah unearthed a sunken ship in the Great Salt Lake. The boat is estimated to be around 100 years old.
The Great Salt Lake Park & Marina posted a photo of a freshly discovered shipwreck on its Facebook on Monday.
Part of the caption reads: "There has been boating on the Great Salt Lake since the mid-1880's. Some of these boats experienced tragic endings only to be buried in the sand by storms."
This is likely how this ship met its demise and has remained concealed for decades until the recent storm released it from its watery grave.
The post goes on to explain that "This is an old steel boat that probably dates back to the turn of the 20th century. It was uncovered on our most recent storm."
Comments below the post inquired as to whether or not the shipwreck could be explored.
The park responded "yes," meaning curious visitors will be allowed to peek at the newly discovered vessel where it sits in the.
Dave Shearer, the park manager for the Great Salt State Park, told The Salt Lake Tribune that the boat might have been used to build or maintain areas around the by the Southern Pacific Railroad.
According to The Tribune and Shearer, the ship is around the same size as the ones used by the railroad during the time of construction in the early 20th century.
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The Facebook post added that "Great Salt Lake Storms can be ominous but also fascinating."
This recent discovery is nothing short of a fascinating piece of history that has been buried at the bottom of this waterway for nearly 100 years if the estimations are right.
The wreck can be found "Just NE of GSL State Park," a team member explained on a comment to the post.