Pirates on Priest Lake

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Photo courtesy Jon Jonckers

Jon Jonckers sends this report from Priest Lake, ID.:

The Tyee II is an old 82-ft, steam powered logging tug that lies half-submerged in Mosquito Bay on Priest Lake, Idaho. The Tyee II was used for towing logs in the 1940’s, but eventually someone decided to sink it – and (considering the times) they figured it was best to light it on fire and let it drift out to sink somewhere in the middle of the lake. Ultimately it drifted for a couple days and sunk in about 4 feet of water. I told my kids it was an old pirate ship and they believed me. Little kids are so much fun.

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