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High tech studies Lake Huron shipwrecks
Record-Eagle (11/23)
Lasers, underwater robots and other innovative technologies are simplifying the discovery of and research about hundreds of shipwrecks at the bottom of the Great Lakes.

New app lets you explore Lake Michigan's shipwrecks
WTMJ-TV - Milwaukee, WI (11/21)
Shipwrecks are a part of the rich history of the Great Lakes, and now there is a new way to check out hundreds of shipwrecks in Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.

Remembering the crew of the Carl D. Bradley
PI Advance (11/17)
There were but two fortunate survivors. That day long will be remembered as the most disastrous in the history of Rogers City, Mich.

Explorers map Great Lakes shipwrecks with lasers, sonar, photo sleds and robots
Great Lakes Echo (11/11)
Lasers, underwater robots and other innovative technologies are simplifying the discovery and research of hundreds of shipwrecks at the bottom of the Great Lakes.

November wild on Great Lakes; water levels back up
Cheboygan Daily Tribune (11/11)
The Witch Of November is a seafaring term coined from the combination of weather conditions that have produced the worst month for loss of life on the Great Lakes during storms that often last for days and create waves that have gone as high as 35 feet.

On remote Lake Michigan shoal, diver finds undiscovered shipwreck cluster
MLive (11/10)
Shipwreck diver Ross Richardson says he found a cluster of previously undiscovered wrecks this summer in the waters around the Island of Skillagalee, Mich., including the remains of a large sidewheel steamer that ran around there in 1850.

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General Resources
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.

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GLIN: Boating in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Scuba Diving in the Great Lakes Region

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