Featured Articles About Shipwrecks
All around the region this week, events are focused on honoring the lives lost on the SS Edmund Fitzgerald and other Great Lakes ships. Many of these shipwreck services and ceremonies will be streamed live online.
The ship broke up in a storm on Lake Huron in late November of 1966 before it could reach the protection of Thunder Bay, killing 28 of the 29 men aboard. Until recently, photos and biographies of only six of the ship’s crew hung on the museum’s walls.
A memorial Mass has been held in northern Michigan for the last remaining survivor of a Lake Michigan shipwreck that killed 33 people in 1958.
NOAA announced a public comment period on the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Lake Ontario marine sanctuary, including feedback on what areas the sanctuary should include.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has published the final rule designating the sanctuary.
From coast to coast in the U.S., to American Samoa, and back to Lake Huron, the autonomous surface vessel is in Rogers City this month for lake floor mapping.
A trio of researchers who have been studying the Alpena-Amberley Ridge in Lake Huron are joined this month by a group of undergraduate students from the University of Texas at Arlington.
A change in Lake Michigan water levels has revealed the shipwreck from the 1880s that is visible in western Michigan for the first time since 2018.
Come aboard a boat that delivers mail to ships on the Great Lakes, learn about life on a Great Lakes…
Recreational activity skyrocketed in Michigan through spring and summer. Now the state’s snowsports businesses hope they’ll get a similar burst of sales.
As “The Age of Nature” documentary concludes its national airings on PBS stations, we find more hope globally and in the Great Lakes region.
Whether they’re in oceans or the Great Lakes, shipwrecks create unique ecosystems for a variety of aquatic life.
What are the modern issues affecting nature and what are humans doing about them?
“The Age of Nature” producer Pete Lown spoke with Great Lakes Now about the powerful symbolism of marine life returning to the wrecks in advance of the documentary airing.
From bass and burbot to freshwater sponge, the kind of ecosystem that forms around Great Lakes shipwrecks are as varied as the thousands of wrecks.
In a live update, students and researchers shared two major finds from The Aquarius Project’s years-long attempt to find the meteorite.
Great Lakes Now Program Director Sandra Svoboda chats with John Russick from the Chicago History Museum, and GLN Producers Kathy Johnson and Nick Austin. They answer some audience questions about the show.
Learn more about the tragedy and what inspired the filmmakers to tell the story of the Eastland.
Navigate through this digital feature to learn more about this steamship and its tragic story.
Learn more about a little-known Chicago shipwreck that took more lives than the Titanic. Check in on the Kalamazoo River’s wildlife 10 years after the Line 6B pipeline spilled over a million gallons of oil there, and find out if COVID-19 means no basketball tournament in 2020 for four Great Lakes island schools.
The Alpena Municipal Council is giving people time to raise money for a July 4 fireworks show along Lake Huron.
The fragment was revealed by waves amid high water levels on the Great Lakes.