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PHOTOS: Mystery Mardi Gras Shipwreck HD Documentary

A mysterious sinking, a group of dedicated scientists and technicians and a 200 year old shipwreck have all collided in the Gulf of Mexico. Four thousand feet below the choppy seas the remains of a 19th century shipwreck lie in wait and a month long expedition has been mounted to uncover her secrets. This is the deepest underwater archaeological project ever attempted in the Gulf of Mexico. And it’s a race against time to uncover the Mardi Gras shipwreck and solve the mystery.  view photos


PHOTOS: Shipwrecks and Salvage on the East African Coast

The coast of East Africa stretches some 4,000 miles from Cape Guardafui in Somalia to the Mozambique Channel. It is rugged and inhospitable, with few safe anchorages, miles of treacherous coral reefs and a strong northerly current. Over the years it has...  view photos


PHOTOS: Hard and Fast on a Pacific Atoll----------Views from the Bridge and the Bow

The SS President Taylor was the first troopship lost in World War II, going aground on Canton Island in the Pacific in February 1942. On board were 1250 troops who were to garrison the island. The commander of the accompanying destroyer advised the troopship captain to hug the shore because Japanese submarines might be in the area. But a change of wind, an adverse tidal current, and a fierce storm forced the ship toward shore.  view photos


PHOTOS: Divers discover long-lost wreck off Rhode Island

NEWPORT — To the untrained eye, the scene that greeted John Stanford and Mark Munro 30 feet beneath Newport Harbor Saturday, Dec. 6, wouldn’t have looked like much: A massive pile of concretion and timbers covered in algae, seaweed, barnacles...  view photos


PHOTOS: 200 Year Old “Dagger-Board” Schooner Discovered in Lake Ontario

A rare dagger-board schooner has been discovered in over 500 feet of water off the southern shore of Lake Ontario using deep towed side scan sonar equipment. Sailing vessels of this type were in use on the lakes for only a short period of time beginning in the very early 1800’s. This ship is the only dagger-board schooner known to have been found in the Great Lakes.  view photos


PHOTOS: Sunken Submarine Found off Portland, Maine

Local research divers Joe Cushing of Strafford, NH and Bill Lussier of Eliot, Maine, have located the US Submarine S-21 (SS-126), sunk for testing purposes in WW II. Following three years of archival research, interviews and magnetometer surveys they had...  view photos


PHOTOS: Steamship Redfern and three other shipwrecks discovered in Lake Michigan

The wooden bulk freighter Redfern sunk in 1937 has been discovered in deep water in northern Lake Michigan.  view photos


PHOTOS: Sunken Aircraft Found in Seneca Lake

Seneca Lake - Pilot Alexander Gray experienced engine problems while flying over Seneca Lake in October 2007. Unsure if he could make it to an airfield, Alexander made a crash landing on Seneca Lake where his plane was lost in deep water. Dan Scoville of Rochester, NY and Chris Koberstein of Hudson, Quebec located the plane in early Augest this year using Scoville’s high tech side scan sonar on the bottom of Seneca Lake.  view photos


PHOTOS: Shipwreck Explorers Discover HMS Ontario - 1780 British Warship in Lake Ontario

HMS Ontario, a British warship built in 1780 has been discovered in deep water off the southern shore of Lake Ontario. Shipwreck enthusiasts Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville located the ship utilizing sophisticated side scanning sonar and an underwater remote operated vehicle. HMS Ontario is the oldest confirmed shipwreck and the only fully intact British warship to have ever been found in the Great Lakes.  view photos


PHOTOS: Side Scan Sonar Images

Side Scan Sonar images - high resolution   Schooner Orcadian     Seabee Aircraft Wreck Schooner Milan     Steamer Homer Warren Great Lakes Steamer     Human Body  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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