Remarkable piece of WWII history emerges from California's Lake Shasta

A surprising — and mysterious — piece of World War II history has emerged from Lake Shasta as the California drought unearths long-submerged relics...

October 9, 2022
11:34 PM

A surprising — and mysterious — piece of World War II history has emerged from Lake Shasta as the California drought unearths long-submerged relics from the water. Shasta-Trinity National Forest announced Sunday that a boat was found in the desiccating lake bed, hidden from view likely for decades. The '31-17' marking on it linked it back to the USS Monrovia, an attack transport ship used in both the European and Pacific theaters of WWII. Built in 1942, the USS Monrovia sailed first to the Mediterranean.

Katie Dowd