Century-old sunken ship preserved in perfect condition beneath Lake Superior

These stunning images reveal the remains of a more than century-old sunken ship that has been preserved beneath freezing Lake Superior. The ship looks almost exactly the same as it did the day it sunk beneath waves all those years ago.

At 60 meters long (approximately 198 feet), the Gunilda sunk after it struck some rocks and was not saved. Now, these stunning images have been captured 107 years after the sinking when a small group of divers revisited the vessel. (Caters News)

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<p>These stunning images reveal the remains of a more than century-old sunken ship that has been preserved beneath freezing Lake Superior. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News) </p>
Sunken Ship Gunilda

These stunning images reveal the remains of a more than century-old sunken ship that has been preserved beneath freezing Lake Superior. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News)

<p>The ship looks almost exactly the same as it did the day it sunk beneath the waves in 1911. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News) </p>
Sunken Ship Gunilda

The ship looks almost exactly the same as it did the day it sunk beneath the waves in 1911. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News)

<p>At 60 meters long and built in Leith, Scotland, in 1897, the Gunilda sunk after it struck some rocks and could not be saved. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News) </p>
Sunken Ship Gunilda

At 60 meters long and built in Leith, Scotland, in 1897, the Gunilda sunk after it struck some rocks and could not be saved. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News)

<p>Now, these stunning images have been captured 107 years after the sinking, when a small group of divers revisited the vessel. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News) </p>
Sunken Ship Gunilda

Now, these stunning images have been captured 107 years after the sinking, when a small group of divers revisited the vessel. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News)

<p>Becky Kagan Schott and her team dived an incredible 270 feet deep to reach the Gunilda and photograph her remains. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News) </p>
Sunken Ship Gunilda

Becky Kagan Schott and her team dived an incredible 270 feet deep to reach the Gunilda and photograph her remains. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News)

<p>Schott, a professional underwater photographer, camera operator, and technical diving instructor, says that the dangerous dive was something that they had planned for carefully. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News) </p>
Sunken Ship Gunilda

Schott, a professional underwater photographer, camera operator, and technical diving instructor, says that the dangerous dive was something that they had planned for carefully. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News)

<p>The Philadelphia adventurer had only 25 dives with the ship and she talks of how haunting the experience was. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News) </p>
Sunken Ship Gunilda

The Philadelphia adventurer had only 25 dives with the ship and she talks of how haunting the experience was. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News)

<p>Not many divers visit the Gunilda, due to its remote location, depths of 270 feet, and chilly (38 degrees F/3 degrees C) temperatures. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News) </p>
Sunken Ship Gunilda

Not many divers visit the Gunilda, due to its remote location, depths of 270 feet, and chilly (38 degrees F/3 degrees C) temperatures. (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News)

<p>Schott, 35, said: “Visiting it was really like going back in time and it had a very haunting feel to it.”(Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News) </p>
Sunken Ship Gunilda

Schott, 35, said: “Visiting it was really like going back in time and it had a very haunting feel to it.”(Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News)

<p>“I’ve never seen anything like it in all my years of shipwreck diving. For me it was almost surreal being there. I’d dreamed of seeing this shipwreck and it took years of experience both in diving and photography to be able to safely capture the images I saw in my mind.” (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News) </p>
Sunken Ship Gunilda

“I’ve never seen anything like it in all my years of shipwreck diving. For me it was almost surreal being there. I’d dreamed of seeing this shipwreck and it took years of experience both in diving and photography to be able to safely capture the images I saw in my mind.” (Photo: Becky Kagan Schott/Caters News)

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