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Crew Successfully Recovers Sunken Wooden Boat From West Lake Okoboji

Sat 3-7-2020

(Okoboji)-- A crew with Bob's Tow and Repair and Okoboji Underwater Recovery today (Saturday) successfully recovered a wooden boat from Hayward's Bay of West Lake Okoboji. 

The boat was found sitting in about 48 feet of water a couple of years ago by Chad Thompson of Spirit Lake while he was fishing. 

It's believed the boat is of 1950's or 60's vintage. It isn't certain how long it may have been resting on the bottom of the lake. A Grainbelt can and a Bubble Up bottle were found in the boat when it was brought up today (Sat.) 

As we reported previously Thompson plans to donate the boat to the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum once he cleans it up and does some restoration work to it.