by Tanda Gmiter,

National Park Service

ISLE ROYALE, MI – The mystery behind a missing lifeboat belonging to one of Isle Royale’s most famous shipwrecks was solved earlier this summer – just in time to mark the 90th anniversary of the America’s demise.

The questions surrounding the ship’s lifeboat began in the spring of 2017, when staff prepping the national park in Lake Superior for its annual opening noticed the small boat that had survived the America’s 1928 shipwreck was no longer on one of the park’s docks.

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