Dive into the inky black waters of Lake Washington and you may find the oldest wreck recorded: A dozen coal trains from a wreck 139 years ago.
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Dive into the inky black waters of Lake Washington and you may find the oldest wreck recorded: A dozen coal trains from a wreck 139 years ago.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Jake Warga

You won't believe what's at the bottom of Lake Washington

...planes, trains and highways.

What’s on the bottom of Lake Washington? Listener Merry McCreery wanted to know.

A couple of years ago, we went out on a boat captained by Mike Racine with five scuba divers to find out the answer.

It's an underwater museum, a place where you can’t go more than a few feet without discovering something. And the thing you’d discover out here, just off the boat launch, is big.

Really big.

This story originally aired on Aug. 17, 2014. Explore more pictures and video from the trip.

Listen to the episode by clicking the play button above or on your favorite podcast app. SoundQs is a weekly podcast where our KUOW reporters tackle questions submitted by our listeners.

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