An estimated 6,000 vessels were lost on the Great Lakes with approximately 1,500 of these ships located in Michigan waters.
A new interactive map launched by the Michigan History Center allows users to submerge in Michigan water shipwrecks.
The Michigan Shipwrecks StoryMap lets users look at the shipwrecks, as well as the location of lighthouses and boating access sites.
The app lets users look up shipwrecks by name or location. It provides information about each ship including difficulty level of diving into the wreck, the circumstances for sinking, a description of the ship and whether the wreck is accessible by canoe or kayak.
Clark cautions the public about removing any artifacts from shipwrecks, as Michigan law prohibits any sort of removal.
Wrecks like the Carl D Bradley, which sank in November 1958, aren’t listed.
Due to crew members going down with this ship, they’re considered underwater burial sites.
Michigan Shipwrecks StoryMap
Michigan Shipwreck Research Association
The Michigan Triangle