Posted on July 18th, 2019

Photo Courtesy of the Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection, University of Detroit Mercy

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 composite steamer S.R.… Read More...

Discovering the steamship Alice E. Wilds

Posted on August 24th, 2018


On Thursday, August 30, 2018 (6:30pm-location: Shipwreck Museum Motor Lifeboat House, Whitefish Point), Captain Jitka Hanakova of Shipwreck Explorers and internationally recognized underwater photographer, Becky Kagan Schott, will speak on the shipwreck of the Alice E.… Read More...

The Edmund Fitzgerald: A 40-Year Legend

Posted on November 10th, 2015

Tuesday marks 40 years since the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior. Northern Michigan’s News Leader will have live reports from Whitefish Point on 9&10 News at 5pm and 6pm on November 10th.… Read More...


Posted on July 10th, 2014
NEW DISCOVERY: Shipwreck Society Locates Wreckage of 1866 Schooner Nelson

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society is pleased to announce the recent discovery of the schooner Nelson, lost off Deer Park (Lake Superior) in May 1899.… Read More...

Underwater Documentation Project, 2008

Posted on July 10th, 2008
Mapping Superior’s Shipwreck Secrets

Story by Chris Winters, as published in Seaway Review

The long-vanished laker John B. Cowle was something of a hoodoo ship. Actually, it was the second link in a chain of unlucky ships, as it played out.… Read More...

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