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Finding the 694: 106 years after tragic crash, locomotive located in Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (8/20)
The wreckage not of some long-lost schooner or ill-fated freighter, but rather a railroad locomotive has been found in Lake Superior.
Buoy-marking project will protect Michigan shipwrecks, divers
This year, (hopefully), the Ironsides will be among the first of more than 180 wrecks in Michigan's underwater preserves to be marked by a mooring buoy — a project several years in the making.
Explorers find second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in Lake Ontario
The Hamilton Spectator (8/17)
The second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in the Great Lakes, an American-built, Canadian-owned sloop that sank in Lake Ontario more than 200 years ago, has been found, a team of underwater explorers said.
Heritage markers vanish from Lake Superior shipwrecks
CBC News (8/16)
In Ontario, two heritage markers have mysteriously vanished from shipwrecks in Lake Superior.
Lake Erie shipwreck resources abound
The Morning Journal (8/16)
At least a dozen shipwrecks lie in the waters of Lake Erie off the shore of Lorain County, Ohio. They number among the hundreds of sunken vessels in the Great Lakes.
More marine sanctuaries coming to Great Lakes
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (8/11)
For the first time in 20 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is expanding its national marine sanctuary program. For Oswego, N.Y., and other communities on the Great Lakes, that designation would bring federal funding and a boost to tourism.
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