Ship sunk in 1850 found in Lake Erie

VERMILION, Ohio – The wreckage of a steamship that sank in 1850 after its boilers exploded has been discovered at the bottom of Lake Erie.

Thomas Kowalczk, an amateur shipwreck prospector, used sonar on his boat to discover the General Anthony Wayne in 50 feet of water, about 12 kilometres north of this northeast Ohio city, the Great Lakes Historical Society announced Wednesday.