Should we dig out the shipwreck in the Missouri River? Many people think that it's really cool to see but would it be more beneficial if it were in a museum or at the North Dakota Heritage Center? I think it's really cool to go to the Steckel Boat landing and see it. I went there last week and had the chance to see the shipwreck in person.

I think it's a great piece of history however I think it would be cool to have it in a museum. It's history, but being someone who boats on the river that could really raise heck with the lower unit if someone doesn't know that it's there. The Abner O’Neal sunk in 1892 near Wilton, ND, and has been resting in the Missouri River ever since. I have lived in the Bis-Man area my whole life and never heard about the shipwreck. I'm all about history and love unique times in history like this one, but wouldn't it be cool for everyone to see it in a museum.

Not everyone has a boat, pontoon, jet ski, or kayak to go see the shipwreck. North Dakota has a lot of history in the state and this is one of those great pieces of history that we have. It's not every day that a person gets to go and see a shipwreck from the 1800s. It's a cool experience to see it in person and it's visible from the shoreline a person just has to walk a little way.

 

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