The Arctic was a wood hulled paddle steamer and ocean liner built in 1850 by William H Brown Shipyards in New York for the New York and Liverpool Mail Steamship Company or as it was better known as the Collins Line. Unlike most major ocean liners prior...  view photos
The Andrea Doria was built in 1951 by Ansaldo Shipyards in Genoa Italy for the Italia de Navigazione S.p.A. better known as the Italian Line. She was named after the fifteenth century Genoese Admiral Andrea Doria. A statue of the admiral was erected in...  view photos
The RMS Atlantic was built in 1870 at Harland and Wolff Limited in Belfast, Ireland for the newly created Oceanic Steamship Navigation Company, which was better known as the White Star Line. Atlantic was part of a four ship series which also included the...  view photos
The La Bourgogne was built in 1885 at the Société Nouvelles de Forges et Chantiers de Médditerranée in La Seyne-sur-Mer, France for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique better known as the French Line. She was a sleek...  view photos
The Santa Rosa was built in 1884 by the Delaware Iron Ship Building and Engine Works of John Roach and Sons in Chester, Pennsylvania for the Pacific Coast Steamship Company by the Oregon Improvement Company and was to be owned by the Oregon Railway and...  view photos
(Atlantus aground in 1926.)In 1917, a Norwegian engineer named Nicolay Fougner built the world's first concrete ship capable of moving under its own power; the MV Namsenfjord. Fougner visited the United States and by request of the American government,...  view photos
In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Emergency Fleet Corporation into existence to build 24 reinforced concrete and iron merchant steamships for use in the first World War. Steel and iron supplies were extremely low in numbers, having been...  view photos
SS McKittrick was built in 1921 in Wilmington, North Carolina for the United States government, originally intended as an "Emergency Fleet" concrete hulled merchant ship named the Old North State for World War I. Due to war's end, half of the fleet was...  view photos
USS Corry is a shadow of her former self. No guns or armament remain as the ship was demilitarized and partially scrapped in 1930. Only the basic hull and all decks lower than the boat deck remain. Corrosion and deterioration from nearly a century of...  view photos
Olympian was constructed in 1883 at Harlan and Hollingsworth shipyards in Wilmington, Delaware for the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company. Her near sister ship, the Alaskan, was constructed at the Delaware Iron Ship Building and Engine Works in...  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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