Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Sunken German sub in St. Lawrence River?


June 05, 2007

A Clayton marina owner is hunting a German submarine that he believes may have sank in May 1942 in the St. Lawrence River.

Wilburt Wahl will discuss his search on June 28th at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor.

He'll also discuss the Eagle Wings dive site near Clayton, which he says is a unique and strange geological formation that does not fit the normal pattern of the underwater landscape.

German submarines sank a number of Canadian ships in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in World War II. How far they ventured up the St. Lawrence River is in question.

Wahl has already recovered an anchor from a German submarine in the St. Lawrence River - he won't say exactly where. The anchor is clearly emblazoned with nazi swastikas.

His extensive collection of anchors also includes ones from a Jacques Cartier bateau, a British ship from 1650, and a War of 1812 ship, according to a press release from the Discovery Center.

His 6 p.m. talk on June 28 is part of the "Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail" exhibit and speakers series that continues through September 20.



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