The bottom lands of the Great Lake Basin are covered with more than an estimated 3,000 shipwrecks. Many of these shipwrecks are still being discovered. The Great Lakes have taken many of these ships by ice, fog, storm and other mysterious ways. The cold fresh waters have helped to preserve these wrecks, making for excellent scuba diving exploration. The adventures and mysteries behind these wrecks date from the 1800's to one of the most well known wrecks, the Edmund Fitzgerald, in 1975.

This part of our Web site not only caters to the scuba divers, but also those who are interested in the lore of these shipwrecks. History, photography, locations and accessibility information can be found within.

Most of the diving information and photography comes from my own diving experiences and personal data collection. Dive in and enjoy the experience!

Keith Churill (Diver/Webmaster)

HOW TO START YOUR JOURNEY

We offer (2) ways to easily navigate this part of our web site: 

  1. Region - Lets you the pick the region of interest from an overview of the Great Lakes Basin.

  2. Index - An alphabetical listing of shipwrecks contained within our web site.

Use Our Search Feature:

As you travel through our web site you will notice these additional buttons. Be sure to visit them as there is much additional information, history and photography to see on local Harbors and Lighthouses, both of which play a vital role in maritime travel. The harbor information will also help in your access to these shipwrecks.

There is also an area I update with photo's and information on some of my latest personal diving adventures


Every effort has been given to ensure the accuracy of this information based on our resources. We apologize for any possible errors and ask that you please Email us if any are found so they can be investigated and corrected. Thank You!

To better serve our visitors, we welcome any comments and or suggestions on the layout, load time and content of this web site. Please contact the Webmaster and or Midwest Connection at the following:

Email - webmaster@midwestconnection.com

.   Munising, MI     ph# (906) 387-1997


Author: Keith W. Churill (Diver/Webmaster)

Bibliography:

  • The Great Lakes Shipwreck File  - David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI (web site)

  • Divers Guide to Michigan - Steve Harrington. Maritime Press, Mason, MI 1990

 

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