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Two wrecked canal boats from mid-1800s found in Lake Ontario
The Associated Press (1/21)
The wrecks of two 19th-century canal boats have been found on the bottom of Lake Ontario, an unusual discovery because such vessels typically weren't used on open water, a team of New York shipwreck hunters said.
These divers think they’ve found the ‘Holy Grail of Great Lakes shipwrecks’
Washington Post (1/16)
Michigan archaeologist Dean Anderson told the Muskegon Chronicle,“It’s a little too soon to say” whether it’s the Griffin...But I wouldn’t rule out the possibility.”
Michigan Archaeologist interested in shipwreck found by Muskegon divers, unsure if it's the Griffin
A Michigan Archaeologist is interested in a Lake Michigan wreck discovered by Muskegon-area divers they say could be the long-lost Griffin.
Muskegon divers claim to find elusive "Le Griffon" shipwreck
WZZM-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (12/23)
It's considered to be the holy grail of all shipwrecks lost in the Great Lakes. For more than 300 years, many have searched for it, but since it sunk in 1679, it has decided it hasn't wanted to be found. Until recently, according to some divers.
Lake Erie could gain "National Maritime Sanctuary" title
For the first time in 20 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has re-established a process allowing the public to nominate significant maritime and Great Lakes areas, as potential new national sanctuaries.
GLIN December Site of the Month
GLIN's December Site of the Month is Wisconsin Shipwrecks, a new site created by the Wisconsin Historical Society and the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, offering details on 760 Lake Superior and Lake Michigan shipwrecks. Information on the ships’ construction, service history, final voyage and location are searchable, as are any relevant videos and photos.
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