Missouri shipwreck resurfaces because of drought

(CNN) - The wooden steamboat Montana has resurfaced on the Missouri River, thanks to the severe drought.

Pieces of the sunken vessel are now clearly visible in Bridgeton, Mo., because of the near-record low water levels.

The Montana, built in 1882, was the largest vessel to ever travel the Missouri -- longer than a football field.

The ship struck an underwater tree in 1884 and was piloted ashore. It's been there ever since for the past 128 years.

All the shipwrecks on the Missouri River belong to the state under federal law.


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