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PHOTOS: GERMAN U-BOAT DISCOVERED OFF NEW ENGLAND COAST

The WW II German submarine U-550 was discovered on July 23, 2012, 70 miles south of Nantucket Massachusetts. The U-550 was sunk by depth charges on April 16, 1944 after successfully torpedoing the American tanker, the Pan Pennsylvania. The exact location...  view photos


PHOTOS: Cleveland Tiller Wreck May be Mackinaw

In 2010 Erie Wrecks authors Mike and Georgann Wachter discovered a two masted tiller steered schooner 18 miles off Cleveland, Ohio. Besides the 8 foot long tiller the vessel had a beautiful and unusual bow. No cargo was noted and since the wreck was 40...  view photos


PHOTOS: Great Lakes Sloop Discovery

A rare Great Lakes Sloop dating from the mid-nineteenth century has been discovered near the north east end of Lake Ontario in the upper St. Lawrence River.  view photos


PHOTOS: New Lake Erie Shipwreck Map

We are pleased to announce that our 36" x 24" laminated "Shipwrecks of Lake Erie" chart is now available. This artistic chart provides accurate GPS locations, paintings of vessels as they sit today, and images of ships before they sank. Many new wreck...  view photos


PHOTOS: Lost Deck Cargo Valued at $700,000 Found by Shipwreck Explorers in Lake Ontario

A large crane and associated construction equipment with an estimate worth of over $700,000 lost in a violent October gale in 1981 has been discovered by a team of shipwreck explorers in Lake Ontario.  view photos


PHOTOS: Tug Boats and Barge Wrecks in Oneida Lake

For many years SCUBA divers and fishermen have occasionally come upon some of the nearly century old sunken wrecks in Oneida Lake. The locations of these wrecks have been kept secret as they are great places for fishermen to find game fish and for divers...  view photos


PHOTOS: Schooner Barge Commodore discovered in Lake Erie

Mike and Georgann Wachter authors of the Erie Wrecks series of books are pleased to announce the discovery of the schooner barge Commodore. This 170 foot long vessel was lost on June 17, 1918 while being towed from Cleveland to Sandwich Ontario. The aging...  view photos


PHOTOS: Shipwreck discovery in Lake Ontario of 158 year old schooner Queen of the Lakes

A mid 1800's Canadian schooner, Queen of the Lakes, has been discovered in deep water off the southern shore of Lake Ontario near Sodus Point, New York.  view photos


PHOTOS: Early 19th Century Erie Canal Boat Discovered in Oswego River

The wreckage of what is believed to be an original Erie Canal boat has been discovered in the Oswego River south of Fulton, New York.  view photos


PHOTOS: Imaging the Depths of the Hudson River

Shipwreck explorers Jim Kennard and Dick Duncan recently conducted a search in the Hudson River near Saugerties, New York, using a very high resolution imaging sonar discovering seven abandoned shipwrecks within just a few hours. Over 400 years ago Henry...  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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