This 150-Year-Old Shipwreck Holds $17 Million Worth of Whiskey, Gold

A shipwreck at the bottom of Lake Michigan containing a trove of boozy treasures may soon reach the surface.

Researchers are planning to retrieve some €16 million ($17 million) of gold, whiskey, and other valuables from the preserved remains of the ship, according to a Feb. 6 article by The Mirror. The ship sank in Lake Michigan during a storm in December 1854, resulting in 17 casualties. It was left undisturbed for centuries on the uneven floor of the Great Lake.

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