April 25, 2014
This Sunken Ship Near the Golden Gate Bridge Looks Exactly How You’d Expect On Sonar

Underneath the Golden Gate Bridge lies the wreck of the City of Chester, a steamboat that sunk on August 22, 1890 at 10am. 
The boat was impaled on the steamer Oceanic, arriving from Asia, and sunk in six minutes. It traveled to the seafloor and settled in, still upright. 
Two years later, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey thought they’d located the ship by dragging a wire through the water with a tugboat. But for the last 120 years or so, no one has thought much of the City of Chester, not even when when the Golden Gate Bridge went up just to the ocean side of the wreck. 
But recently, a NOAA team got interested and deployed all the technological might we can now bring to bear. 
Read more. [Image: NOAA]

This Sunken Ship Near the Golden Gate Bridge Looks Exactly How You’d Expect On Sonar

Underneath the Golden Gate Bridge lies the wreck of the City of Chester, a steamboat that sunk on August 22, 1890 at 10am. 

The boat was impaled on the steamer Oceanic, arriving from Asia, and sunk in six minutes. It traveled to the seafloor and settled in, still upright. 

Two years later, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey thought they’d located the ship by dragging a wire through the water with a tugboat. But for the last 120 years or so, no one has thought much of the City of Chester, not even when when the Golden Gate Bridge went up just to the ocean side of the wreck. 

But recently, a NOAA team got interested and deployed all the technological might we can now bring to bear.

Read more. [Image: NOAA]

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