May 18, 2022 7:05 pm

Reveal photos of a luxury yacht sunk more than a century ago that is preserved intact under the sea

A ship sunk in the last century it is preserved in perfect condition under the ice cream Upper Lake, shared by the United States and Canada. Nowadays, a group of divers approached to take new images and the result generated all kinds of reactions on social networks.

Its about Gunilda, a luxurious yacht that was built in Leith, Scotland, in 1897. Its design idea was to demonstrate opulence, modern architecture and to be exclusive for people with high purchasing power.

The Gunilda back thenLakeSuperiorNews

With a wide steel davit and racing steam engine, the boat was well equipped to navigate the cold waters. However, due to its small length of 59 meters it was very difficult for him to maneuver in narrow or risky places, something that marked his destiny.

In 1911, the ship’s owner was William Harkness, a billionaire man and member of the New York Yacht Club. That year he organized a trip through the Great Lakes of the United States and Canada along with other wealthy passengers who were charged an entrance fee for the ride.

Although the trip went as expected, it was precisely in the northern Ontario waters where things started to go wrong. The rocky terrain and low surface they were a warning that Harkness chose to ignore.

Hours passed and weather conditions began to worsen. On August 29 of that year, due to an intense fog, the captain lost control and within seconds the ship ran aground and stopped against some giant rocks.

As they slowly sank, the yacht’s owner carried out a salvage operation and all the people could be rescued. But nevertheless, that luxurious giant of 200 thousand dollars was left under the sea.

Photographs of the yacht today

After 56 years of trying to locate it again, a diver named Chuck Sender found the remains intact in 1967, and captured images that stole everyone’s attention.

At 81 meters underwater, Only those people who have specific training and techniques to deal with low temperatures can access the ship. After a new sighting, other divers captured incredible photos that show how the ship looks today, as published by the Lake Superior website.

The rudder, carved in wood and with details in its design, it is the clear testimony of the sinking. Maybe it was the last item on the ship to be used, in an attempt by the captain to maintain control. It is completely intact.

The rudder of the ship today, perfectly in good condition
The rudder of the ship today, perfectly in good conditionCapture Facebook

The stairs that lead to the part are observed with their respective handrails and armrests. When you reach the last step, There is a door that leads to another room in the ship.

The stair area, with the wooden doors intact
The stair area, with the wooden doors intactCapture Facebook

The kitchen sector is surprisingly well preserved. The wooden countertop meets their respective shelves and only some are damaged and fallen. Some objects are also seen peeking through the open cabinets.

Architectural details mark the time of the last century
Architectural details mark the time of the last centuryCapture Facebook

Some elements of the interior remain intact, such as the Chippendale style furniture, a classic from the 18th and 19th centuries. The oak table is glued to the ground and there is even a beautiful long grand piano.

Some objects inside remain intact despite the passage of time
Some objects inside remain intact despite the passage of timeCapture Facebook

In another room you can see a wooden table scattered on the floor, and three chairs that accompany it.

More objects located inside the Gunilda
More objects located inside the GunildaCapture Facebook

At bath, although it looks damaged, you can glimpse a vintage sink with their respective bobbins.

The bathroom sink with their respective faucets
The bathroom sink with their respective faucetsCapture Facebook

It should be noted that not the entire ship is accessible. Due to its narrow gates, there are areas that are restricted and divers cannot reach them.

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