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Shipwreck Nelson

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Side-scan sonar imagery showing the Nelson as she rests in over 200 feet of cold Lake Superior water

SHIPWRECK SOCIETY DISCOVERS 148 YEAR OLD THREE MASTED SCHOONER OFF LAKE SUPERIOR’S SOUTHERN COASTLINE

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society (GLSHS), a leader in the field of underwater exploration and shipwreck documentation on the Upper Great Lakes, recently discovered the wreckage of the 199’ schooner Nelson. The vessel sank near Grand Marais, Michigan, in May 1899. Nelson, a large three masted schooner built in 1866, rests in over 200’ of water and is amazingly intact, despite laying on the bottom of Lake Superior for 115 years after foundering in heavy weather.

We ask that any reproduction of images simply use the language "Courtesy Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society" in an appropriate location.

Nelson Press Release

Nelson Sonar Image

Nelson Name Board

Nelson Deadeyes

Nelson Wheel

Nelson Masts

Nelson Video Deadeyes

Nelson Video Anchor

Nelson Video Name Board

Nelson Video Rudder

Nelson Video Stove

Image: Steamer Michipicoten Passing Shipwreck Museum Campus

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This is a view of the canadian steamer Michipicoten upbound from Whitefish Bay into Lake Superior, as she passes the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Campus.  Photo by Chris Winters, Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society.

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Image: Interior View of Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Interior view of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, showing the large 2nd order Fresnel Lens from the White Shoal Lighthouse in Lake Michigan, and the bell of the steamer Edmund Fitzgerald.  Photo by Tom Farnquist, Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society.

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Image: Sunrise at Whitefish Point

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This dramatic scene was captured on an early summer morning by museum photographer Chris Winters.

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Image: Panorama of Museum Campus at Sunset

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Museum photographer Chris Winters has captured a special mood, showing several campus buildings, just before sunset.

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