Salvage of the Freighter "Indiana" Begins

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Operations begin to salvage the remains of the freighter "Indiana," which sank 121 years ago in northeastern Lake Superior. The efforts were jointly sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Navy and the Army Corps of Engineers. Artifacts were sent to the Museum Support Center.


  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Indiana (Ship)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Museum Support Center
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • United States Dept. of the Navy


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Torch, 9/1979, p. 1

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


July 28, 1979


  • Salvage archaeology
  • Antiquities
  • Cooperation


Superior, Lake

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