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First glimpse of Marquette shipwreck
WLUC TV6 (6/11)
It's been almost a hundred years since the Henry B. Smith freighter sank in Lake Superior. Now a team of shipwreck hunters from Wisconsin and Minnesota believe they have found her not too far from Marquette.
“Sunken Treasure”: Documentary explores Great Lakes shipwrecks, promotes respectful diving
Great Lakes Echo (5/22)
With hundreds of shipwrecks scattered across the bottom of the Great Lakes, divers have access to an unrivaled underwater playground. The freshwater environment lends itself to preserving shipwrecks so well, some ships look ready to board.
Explorers find history beneath the waves
The Times Herald (5/10)
A group of scuba divers from Lakeport, Mich., are going public with one of their latest discoveries. The Charles H. Walker, a 136-foot, two-masted schooner, lies in about 35 feet of water in Lake Huron east of Lakeport State Park.
Researchers ID shipwrecks exposed by low lakes
The Holland Sentinel (4/9)
Researchers have identified three shipwrecks found exposed in West Michigan waters. The shipwrecks have been made visible by lower Great Lakes water levels.
What lies at the bottom of Lake Michigan?
Chicago Reader (2/27)
Five historic shipwrecks—and perhaps some preserved corpses.
The Great Lakes Storm of 1913: Michigan museums, Ontario communities create tributes
Great Lakes Echo (1/29)
Plans are underway in Great Lakes communities in the U.S. and Canada to commemorate the worst maritime disaster to hit the Great Lakes: the Great Lakes Storm of 1913.
Great Lakes Shipwreck File
Includes a database of documented Great Lakes shipwrecks from 1679 to the present, along with detailed information about each wreck.
Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Founded in 1978 to preserve the lore and artifacts of our Great Lakes, the shipwreck society operates the Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, Michigan, featuring the bell of the ill-fated laker, the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Shipwrecks in different regions of the U.S. are covered, with particular attention to the Great Lakes including such wrecks as Edmund Fitzgerald, Coburn, Grecian and Algoma.
Great Lakes Shipwreck Research and Diving
Online newsgroup devoted exclusively to Great Lakes shipwreck research and diving.
Major Shipwrecks of the Thunder Bay Underwater Preserve
Michigan State University Sea Grant Extension
Provides background information and pictures of Thunder Bay's major shipwrecks.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
This site is an ongoing experiment in the design of a "digital library", a collection of documents intended to be of value to those researching Great Lakes History.
Minnesota's Historic Shipwrecks
Minnesota Historical Society
Information on shipwrecks in Minnesota's Lake Superior, inland lakes and rivers and plans for their preservation.
Shipwreck Diving Charters on Lake Ontario
Includes a location map of shipwrecks found in Lake Ontario.
Shipwrecks of the Thunder Bay Region
The approximately 160 shipwrecks thought to be located in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary constitute a microcosm of the Great Lakes commercial shipping industry spanning the last two hundred years.
Southwest Michigan Underwater Preserve
There are numerous shipwrecks in the preserve area as well as geological formations including clay banks and underwater rock piles.
Wisconsin's Great Lakes Shipwrecks
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
Features historical images of the ships, photos of the wrecks from archaeological investigations, and accounts of the vessels' histories and final voyages, including the grim fate of the three-masted schooner Lucerne.
Wisconsin's Maritime Trails
Through Web sites, interpretive signage, public presentations and shipwreck moorings, the Maritime Trails initiative encourages divers, snorkelers, boaters, maritime enthusiasts, and tourists to visit and enjoy Wisconsin's diverse collection of maritime resources.
GLIN: Boating in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Scuba Diving in the Great Lakes Region