Ghost boat. In the California lake found landing craft, which was the President of the United States (photo)

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«Ghost» boat. Landing craft, which was visited by the President of the United States, was found in Lake California (photo)

The 34th President of the United States visited this model during the war — Dwight Eisenhower.

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Shasta Lake is located in Shasta County in the United States. It is the largest reservoir in California. Last year, a particularly valuable artifact was found in it – a landing ship from the Second World War, writes Fox 11.

Restoration work is currently underway. The official name of the ship is the Higgins Boat. Previously, these were used to force the coast. First, the soldiers descended from large aircraft carriers, and then on the Higgins headed for land. The success of the attacks depended on these boats.

«Ghost» boat. A landing craft, which was the US President, was found in the California lake (photo)

Archaeologist Peter Schmidt was surprised, he noted that he did not expect to see transport boat of the 20th century in such good condition.

The landing craft was found in 2021. He was at the bottom of a California lake. Although there were a lot of such boats before, today they are rare. Of the nearly 23,000 boats built, only 20 remained. Therefore, the discovery was quite special.

Officials called the found Higgins “ghost boat”. It is not yet clear how she was able to get into Lake Shasta and sink there.

This ship was found by accident. Climate change has helped. Drought has continued in recent years in California. Therefore, the landing ship marked 31-17 left the reservoir. The water dropped so low that it allowed the ship to be completely excavated.

"Ghost" boat. A landing craft, which was visited by the President of the United States, was found in a California lake (photo)< /p>

"Ghost" boat. A landing craft that was visited by the President of the United States was found in a California lake (photo)

Historians note that the artifact is extremely valuable . Because such boats can help future generations learn the history of World War II.

After restoration, the boat will be on display at the National Guard Museum in Nebraska. This is the home state of Andrew Higgins, an American businessman and shipbuilder.