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Boat mystery solved with harbor excavation


August 2, 2018

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THE TY Breaker was found not far from where it was buried in mud during the storm two years ago at Saxon Harbor. Dredging uncovered the lost boat. Donald Smith, of Hurley, supplied the photo.


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SAXON, Wis. - As the massive rebuilding project continues at Saxon Harbor following the July 11 storm of 2016, some mysteries are being solved.

One of those mysteries for the past two years has been the disappearance of a boat owned by Neil Gilbertson, who lives at the harbor on Lake Superior with his family.

While the dozens of boats that blew out to sea in the storm or broke up in the harbor had been located, there wasn't a trace of the Ty Breaker.

The harbor basins filled with mud and debris in the past two years, requiring the daily dredging ef...

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