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Search continues for a ship that sank in the Great Lakes centuries ago
WILX-TV - Lansing, MI (4/26)
A suspected piece of the Great Lakes shipwreck mystery, Le Griffon, was examined in hopes of finding out whether or not it is a part of the lost ship.
Researchers discover 'tsunamis' on Great Lakes
Duluth News Tribune (4/25)
Two researchers say the Great Lakes can experience tsunami-like phenomena.
Committee recommends support of application for National Marine Sanctuary
Oswego County Today (4/22)
A coalition in Oswego, N.Y., is pursuing a designation for southeastern Lake Ontario as a National Marine Sanctuary.
Shipwreck seminar aims to educate locals
Traverse City Record-Eagle (4/19)
Maritime archaeology will meet environmental stewardship in Suttons Bay, Mich., when the Inland Seas Education Association hosts a seminar about Lake Huron shipwrecks.
Great Shipwrecks of NY’s 'Great' Lakes
The "Great Shipwrecks of NY’s 'Great' Lakes" exhibit, developed by New York Sea Grant for the 2014 Great New York State Fair, is now on a multi-state educational tour. Highlights include panels/videos highlighting shipwrecks in New York lakes, and a newly-built replica of the 'turtle ship' Radeau purposely sunk by the British in Lake Champlain in 1758.
NOAA receives grant for field trip program
WBKB-TV – Alpena, MI (4/14)
Thanks to a grant from the National Park Foundation hundreds of northeast Michigan 4th graders will now have the opportunity to visit the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
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