Shipwrecks: America's Great Lakes
"For in their interflowing aggregate, those grand fresh-water seas of ours,--Erie, and Ontario, and Huron, and Superior, and Michigan,--possess an ocean-like expansiveness, with many of the ocean's noblest traits . . . they float alike the full-rigged merchant ship, the armed cruiser of the State, the steamer, and the beech canoe; they are swept by Borean and dismasting blasts as direful as any that lash the salted wave; they know what shipwrecks are, for out of sight of land, however inland, they have drowned full many a midnight ship with all its shrieking crew."
(from Moby Dick, by Herman Melville)
Map courtesy of NOAA
Great Lakes Shipwreck Pages and Galleries
The waters off Presque Isle, Michigan contain some of the most remarkably preserved shipwrecks that I have ever seen.
Shipwrecks at the Junction of Lakes Huron and Michigan
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve
Thumb Area Preserve
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