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Diving the Wreck of the Appomattox

Special | 37m 4s

Tamara Thomsen, a maritime archaeologist at the Wisconsin Historical Society, dives into the wreck of the largest wooden bulk carrier ever built, the Appomattox. The ship, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, lies on the bottom of Lake Michigan less than 200 feet off shore at Atwater Beach in the village of Shorewood, north of Milwaukee.

Aired: 02/22/12

Rating: TV-G

Video has closed captioning.

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