Deborah Bach of Three Sheets Northwest has a fascinating story in The Seattle Times today and at Three Sheets about the sunken boats that lie beneath Lake Union.
It had never occurred to me that there would be sunken vessels beneath Lake Union but they're there. Bach writes that the Center for Wooden Boats is leading the search for sunken boats at 20 locations.
So far, they've found a number of wrecks, Bach writes:
Teams of highly trained and well-equipped volunteer divers have found a dozen shipwrecks — some stacked on top of each other. Those include old sloops, a cannery tender, a powerboat that once was a liveaboard, a 1942 minesweeper named Gypsy Queen, a 1908 Navy barge named Foss 54 and an 1888 tugboat, the J.E. Boyden.
You can read the best of Bach's story and see photos of some of the wrecks at the Times website or at Three Sheets Northwest.