by Tanda Gmiter, MLive.com

LAKE HURON – An international team of shipwreck hunters today announced their discovery of the Manasoo, a steel steamer that sank in Lake Huron 90 years ago this fall – a deadly tragedy blamed in part on the shifting of a huge herd of cows it was ferrying from an island to the mainland.

The 178-foot steamer sank abruptly on Sept. 15, 1928. Sixteen of the 21 people on board died, along with the 115 cows and one bull that had been loaded onto the boat from Canada’s Manitoulin Island, which lies east of Michigan’s Drummond Island in the U.P.

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