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Scientists have found on Lake Huron the wreckage of a 1894 ship that sank in the 19th century.



Irontonlate 19th century shipwreck found in NOAA’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

In 1894, a schooner-barge named Ironton collided with a Great Lakes cargo ship called Ohio in the infamous “Shipwreck Alley” on Lake Huron. Ohiocrash I have found in 2017 by an expedition organized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Now the same command announced his discovery 191-foot wreckage Ironton almost 130 years after its sinking, it is so well preserved in the cold waters of the Great Lakes that its three masts are still standing and its gear is still attached. Its discovery may help answer unanswered questions about the ship’s final hours.

Schooner barge like Ironton were part of a fleet that helped transport wheat, coal, corn, lumber, and iron ore across the Great Lakes region, towed by steamboats. At 00:30 on September 26, 1894 Ironton and another schooner Moonlighttowed by an unloaded steamer across Lake Huron Charles J. Kershaw when the ship’s engine failed. The weather was inclement, and strong winds pushed the two schooners dangerously close to the disabled steamer. fearing a collision Moonlightcrew cutout Irontontow rope, installation Ironton drifting.

Captain Peter Girard and his crew attempted to regain control of the ship, but the wind swept them into a head-on collision course with the liner. Ohio, which carried 1000 tons of grain. According to surviving crew member William Wooley, it was too dark to notice Ohio before it’s too late and Ironton hit the steamer with the bow of the starboard side, making a hole in it 12 feet wide. Ohioshell.

Increase / Multibeam sonar image of a schooner barge Ironton as he sits at the bottom of the lake today.

Ocean Research Foundation / NOAA

Ohio sank quickly, but her crew of 16 escaped in lifeboats and were rescued by neighboring ships. IrontonThe crew was less fortunate. The barge had drifted too far out of sight of the rescue boats. The crew boarded the lifeboat when the schooner sank, but no one remembered to untie the rope securing the lifeboat, so everyone was drowned along with the ship. Another survivor, William Parry, managed to get to the surface and grab the sailor’s bag. He spotted Wooley nearby, clinging to a crate, and swam up to him. They were eventually rescued by a passing steamer, but Girard and four other crew members perished.

In 2017, Thunder Bay National Marine Reserve researchers united with the NOAA Oceanic and Research Administration to search for approximately 100 lost shipwrecks that they believe sank somewhere within the sanctuary. They used unmanned aerial systems and autonomous underwater vehicles to conduct sonar scans, among other things. That’s how they found the wreckage Ohiotogether with choctawA 267-foot steel semi-whaling steamer that collided with a freighter. Wakonda in dense fog and sank on July 12, 1915. Almost all the rigging and deck equipment on both ships remained intact.

One day Ohio were found, the team conducted further research into weather and wind conditions on the fateful night of the double flood to narrow down the search area. Ironton. They collaborated with renowned researchers Robert Ballard and the Ocean Exploration Trust to map the area in 2019. titanicas well as the wreckage of the battleship Bismarck and USS Yorktown an aircraft carrier, among other finds.) Finally, in the last days of the expedition, they took a hydroacoustic image from the bottom of the lake, which clearly shows the shipwreck.

There was not enough detail on this sonar image to unambiguously identify the debris as Ironton, so the team decided to film the crash with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). These footage confirmed what they found Ironton. The site will be marked with a deep water mooring buoy to allow divers to safely visit the wreck.

“The discovery shows how we can use the past to create a better future” said Jeff Gray, director of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. “Using this cutting-edge technology, not only have we discovered a pristine shipwreck that has been lost for over a century, we are also learning more about one of our nation’s most important natural resources, the Great Lakes. Sanctuary, and this exploration will eventually lead to more discoveries about the Great Lakes and the unique collection of shipwrecks that lie at the bottom of the lake.”

Image from NOAA Listing / UNCW Underwater Vehicle Program

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Clueless Bridge Builder Poly Bridge 3 Coming in May



Developer Dry Cactus has announced that physics-based bridge building in Poly Bridge is back with a third entry. Poly Bridge 3 releases on May 30 for PC and will continue the series’ tradition of unsteady bridge building with a touch of Trials Fusion physics turned inside out. Your goal here is to move your car from one side of the level to the other, hoping your newly built bridge doesn’t collapse.


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Game 8-4: Game 8-4 03/03/2023: SHADOW OF THE NERDTREE



While the gang talk about the latest State of Play (okay, mostly about Humanity to be honest), the launch of PSVR 2, Mikami’s departure and the announcement of the Elden Ring DLC ​​(STEAK BET ALERT).

Tune in to 8-4 Play every other week to talk about video games, Japan and Japanese video games right from the 8-4 offices in beautiful downtown Tokyo. The organizers were Mark McDonald, John Riccardi and Hiroko Minamoto of 1UP Japan.

March 15, 2023

Posted By: Jan

Episode Notes:

Duration: 01:25:21

Time – Discussed topic:

01:04 – Nicknames

13:00 – Discussion PSVR2 (Resident Evil Village)

30:44 – Humanity

44:52 – Like a dragon: Ishin

52:55 – News: Pokemon Direct, Shinji Mikami leaves Tango Gameworks and more!

And now here’s the music we used in this episode!


Intro: Fly – Hidenori Shoji (Like a Dragon: Ishin)

Ending: Mercenary Theme 2 – Ko-ta, Shusaku Uchiyama (Resident Evil Village)

As always, you can leave comments for us via Twitter at @84play. And if you’re new to the show, you can subscribe to 8-4 Play on iTunes. Right here. Subscribe today!

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Developer Dying Light Teases Fantasy RPG



Techland, developer of Dead Island and Dying Light, has released a small teaser trailer for their upcoming “exotic” fantasy open-world RPG.

Writing on Twitter today, Techland described the project as a “fantastic story-driven epic with an exotic open world ready to be explored.”

The painting depicts a man holding onto the branches of a huge tree, overlooking a fantastic landscape and a sky filled with a torn apart moon. Several creatures are also shown – something that looks like parrots and a lemur.

Techland has been busy with its popular Dying Light franchise.

“We’re committed to creating an immersive AAA story-driven game that combines and enhances the best aspects of gameplay that Techland is known for,” the studio continued. Ha, I wonder what it could be?

If the project sounds familiar, then you are great – it has been mentioned before, but not for a number of years.

Back in 2016, Techland confirmed that it was working on an open-world fantasy game with RPG elements, “maybe in a slightly bigger sense than Dying Light,” said studio head Pave&lstrok. This was then reported by Marchevka to Eurogamer. “[But] these are elements of an RPG, not an RPG game.”

At the time, Techland stated that it planned to include co-op multiplayer and single-player modes in the project.

Since then, we haven’t heard much about the project – although, of course, Techland has been busy updating the hugely popular Dying Light, as well as launching its sequel.

There is no word yet on when the Techland project will come to fruition or even be discussed in more detail.

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