If you asked me to name a shipwreck, like many, I would give you Edmund Fitzgerald and Titanic. That’s about all that comes to mind.

It’s not that I haven’t been aware of more. I grew up close to Lake Huron and now live close to Lake Erie. Watching big ships glide past has always been a pastime, and an exciting one at that. I always stop to watch when I have the chance to see one up close or even one sitting on the horizon.

There is always something intriguing about a marine museum and I’ve visited many. To be honest, I can visit them many times and it always seems like the first time.

The latest one around here is an outdoor museum in Olde Sandwich, Prosperity Place.

An interesting resource came to my attention recently. Michigan Shipwrecks indicates that there have been 6000 shipwrecks in the Great Lakes and some 1500 are in Michigan waters. I don’t know about you but those numbers just blow me away.

This website, and corresponding application, identify those that are in Michigan waters.

The locations are identified by difficulty for underwater divers.

But, you can learn about each by just clicking on a point and reading the details.

A searchable database of Ontario Shipwrecks is available here. Yes, the Edmund Fitzgerald is in there.

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3 thoughts on “Shipwrecks”

  1. This looks really interesting! We have a child who loves pirates, and keeps talking about them and ships. This might hold his interest. Thanks for the new idea!



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