Missouri drought reveals sunken steamship

Published on August 29th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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Severe drought in Missouri has lowered the water levels in the Missouri River so much that the skeleton of The Montana, a wooden steamboat which sunk in 1884, has resurfaced.

Pieces of the sunken vessel are now clearly visible because of the near-record low water levels.

The Montana, built in 1882, was the largest vessel to ever travel the Missouri. It was longer than a football field.

The Montana struck an underwater tree in 1884 and was piloted ashore. The boat has been there ever since for the past 128 years.

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