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Lake Michigan shipwreck an underwater classroom full of mystery, history
WGN-TV - Chicago, IL (6/22)
Morgan Shoal, near Chicago, Illinois, is a shallow body of water with a rock hard bottom. It is the site of the wreck of the Silver Spray, a ship that sank in July 1914.
Trump order invites questions on marine sanctuary
Sheboygan Press (5/3)
The future of a proposed shipwreck protection zone off parts of Wisconsin's east coast near Sheboygan could be in question after President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week barring the federal government from naming new National Marine Sanctuaries.
Great Lakes shipwrecks could be highlighted if Wisconsin becomes a National Marine Sanctuary
The Wisconsin–Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary, a 65-mile-long stretch from Port Washington to Two Rivers, could be official by 2018.
Lake Michigan shipwrecks remain intact
Midwest Features (3/11)
Deep below the surface of Lake Michigan, dozens of known shipwrecks stay intact because of isolated locations, frigid water and a lack of salt to erode what has sunk.
Video of Great Lakes shipwreck, the Antelope
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (9/21)
An eerie video takes you deep into Lake Superior near the Apostles Islands, Wisconsin, where the Antelope, a century-old shipwreck, lies with masts and rigging nearly intact.
Finding Canada’s other shipwrecks: Group seeks to document history hiding underwater across the country
National Post (9/18)
A team in Quebec has been quietly trying to put a name to at least some of the lesser-known shipwrecks in the St. Lawrence River.
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