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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.
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Image: Steamer Michipicoten Passing Shipwreck Museum Campus
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.
Image: Interior View of Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
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.
Image: Sunrise at Whitefish Point
This dramatic scene was captured on an early summer morning by museum photographer Chris Winters.
Image: Panorama of Museum Campus at Sunset
Museum photographer Chris Winters has captured a special mood, showing several campus buildings, just before sunset.Back to Top