The King Cruiser sank on the 4th of May 1997 was miles off course after striking Anemone reef on it’s way to Koh Phi-Phi from Phuket. No one was injured and all passengers were safely evacuated. It now stands as a dive spot of choice for divers in...  view photos
(Edmund Fitzgerald in her early years as a coal fired steel hulled steamship. Even before her demise, the Fitzgerald was a well known icon of the Great Lakes to those that lived along it.) The Edmund Fitzgerald was a "Laker" type iron ore bulk freighter...  view photos
The USS Monitor is one of the most famous ships ever constructed. Her design was extremely unorthodox and revolutionary creating a lot of controversy within the United States government at the time of her conception. A work of desperation against the...  view photos
The SS Santa Clara was built in March 1930 by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden New Jersey for the Grace Steamship Company (Grace Line), a subsidiary of W.R. Grace and Company in New York City. She was a turbine electric vessel using...  view photos
Ohioan was built in 1914 by the Maryland Steel Company at Sparrow's Point, Maryland for the American - Hawaiian Steamship Company. She was a steel hulled freighter 407 feet long with a top speed of 12 knots. She was powered by a single quadruple...  view photos
The story of the Leopoldville is one mired in tragedy, coverup and cowardice. A drama and one of the worst maritime disasters in American history often forgotten or overshadowed. When one hears the story, it becomes the new focus of Christmas Eve. A day...  view photos
RMS Rhone was built and launched in 1865 by the Millwall Iron Works in London, England for the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. Her sister ship was the RMS Duoro. She was an iron hulled steamship 310 feet long with a top speed of 14 knots. She could...  view photos
(Harvard in a 1912 postcard, in her years with the Pacific Steam Navigation Company.)The SS Harvard was built in 1907 by the Delaware Iron Ship Building and Engine Works in Chester, Pennsylvania for the Metropolitan Steamship Company in New York. Her...  view photos

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Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario - A Journey of Discovery Book

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is excited to announce the release of a new book titled Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario: A Journey of Discovery. This book contains stories of long lost shipwrecks and the journeys of the underwater explorers who found them, written by Jim Kennard with paintings by Roland Stevens and underwater imagery by Roger Pawlowski.

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Legend of the Lake - New Discovery Edition Book

The recent discovery of the wreck of the British warship Ontario, “the Holy Grail” of Great Lakes shipwrecks, solves several mysteries that have puzzled historians since the ship sank more than two centuries ago. Now, for the first time, the whole tragic story of the Ontario can finally be told.

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