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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Maritime Archaeology: The Monrovia At Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Monrovia: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary from UNC-CSI on Vimeo.

For those of you maritime archaeology enthusiasts, you have to check out this video featuring the ocean freighter Monrovia, which sunk June 25, 1959, after being rammed by the freighter Royalton during a heavy fog just outside Thunder Bay.

Monrovia shipwreck

The Monrovia sits upright in 140 feet of water and is mostly intact with the exception of the collision damage.

For more information, please visit thunderbay.noaa.gov


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