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Story behind newly found shipwreck is especially tragic

Shipwrecks are tragic things by nature, but the story behind the Nelson, an 1899 wreck discovered Aug. 26 in Lake Superior, is as sad as they come: When the ship foundered in a sudden gale, the captain stayed aboard to lower the lifeboat, then jumped overboard—only to watch as the ship sank and dragged the still-attached lifeboat down with it, carrying his wife and infant child and the ship's crew of seven.

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