The Catch: Shoreline shipwrecks

The Catch: Shoreline shipwrecks
June 30, 2022 GLN Editor

Broadcasting in our monthly PBS television program, The Catch is a Great Lakes Now series that brings you more news about the lakes you love. Go beyond the headlines with reporters from around the region who cover the lakes and drinking water issues. Find all the work HERE.

This month, The Catch features a look at shoreline shipwrecks in Michigan.

Author and editorial director of MichiganTrailMaps.com Jim DuFresne published a “Landlubbers Guide to Shoreline Shipwrecks,” and takes Great Lakes Now on a virtual tour of some of his favorites which include wrecks on the shores of Sleeping Bear Dunes and Isle Royale National Park.

He also discusses the popular viewing experience at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum where the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sunk off the coast of Lake Superior.

“That one fascinates everybody and they have quite a few pieces up from that boat,” DuFresne said. “It’s very well done.”

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Featured image: Off the shore of South Manitou Island is the wreck of the Francisco Morazan. The oceangoing Liberian freighter was bound for Holland when it ran aground in 1960. Much of the wreck is visible above the water a few hundred yards from the shore. (Photo Credit: Jim Dufresne/Michigan Trailmap)


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