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  • GOLD RUSH GHOST SHIPS

ABOUT THE SHOW

In late spring, when the first rays of sunshine melt the ice on the rivers and lakes of north western Canada, wooden skeletons begin to emerge. Hidden by the fierce Canadian winters, these haunting wrecks of the once-proud paddle-steamers are the last remnants of a truly intoxicating era, when thousands of men and women plunged into the adventure of a lifetime in hot pursuit of gold. Now, a team of underwater archaeologists and historians explore this sunken fleet.  Embarking on a chilling journey that will have them diving and exploring the frigid lakes and rivers to reveal the haunting stories surrounding these majestic paddle-steamers, the people that pioneered them on a feverish rush for gold and the ultimate fate that was bestowed upon them.
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