Hundred-Year-Old Shipwreck Emerges From River
The drought affecting the Mississippi River has revealed a watery secret – a shipwreck that’s over a hundred years old. The skeleton of the craft emerged in Baton Rouge this summer, thanks to low water levels. Dr. Chip McGimsey, archaeologist for the State of Louisiana, believes the ruins belong to the Brookhill Ferry, which sank in 1915. He says the wreck provides a unique way to explore the past, noting, “It makes history alive in a way that you don't get any other way."