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Pig looking ships
ScubaScout - 2/21/2018 8:20 AM
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Pig looking shipsPRESS RELEASE
They were called pigboats not because they carried pigs.
Dr. Daley is an expert on Whaleback ships built in Superior Wisconsin from 1888 to 1898. 43 were constructed; some were unpowered barges while others were independent steam-powered vessels.
They were called pigboats because they had a distinctive pig-like bow.

Come and listen to Dr. Matthew Daley talk about -In the Wake of Disaster: The story of the James B. Colgate, the Merida, and Lake Erie’s Black Friday Storm of 1916 at the “Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show” on Saturday March 3rd.
The show combines professional divers, shipwreck hunters, educators, and underwater photographers, videographers, and archaeologists in a fascinating day of unbelievable history and grand storytelling.

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