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Connecticut Divers Uncover Wreckage of 1907 Experimental Submarine, the Defender

Connecticut divers have discovered the wreckage of the 92-foot-long Defender, an experimental submarine built in 1907 by Simon Lake, the grandson of one of the founders of Atlantic City. After months of research and exploration, Richard Simon, a commercial diver from Coventry, Connecticut, identified the vessel and acknowledged its role as a step in the evolution of American submarines. The discovery of the Defender is an exciting moment for the submarine community, highlighting the ingenuity and innovation of early submarine designers.