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Randy Beebe of Duluth (from left), Ken Merryman of Minneapolis and Jerry Eliason of Cloquet talk earlier this month about finding the wreck of the Ontario off the Apostle Islands this year.Clint Austin | Forum Communications

Hunting for shipwrecks: Group finds evidence, location of Ontario that sank in 1927

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By Andrew Krueger

Forum Communications

DULUTH — In the dark of night in the teeth of a Lake Superior gale just over 85 years ago, a sailor named Ernest Ludwig stood on the bow of a sinking barge, hatchet in hand, prepared to cut the line linking his foundering vessel to its straining tug.

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