Category Archives: Shipwreck Discoveries

Underwater Archaeologists May Have Discovered the Oldest Shipwreck in Lake Erie

Possibly the oldest known shipwreck, Serpent, may have been discovered in Lake Erie.  Read more!

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Shipwreck found in Lake Erie could be nearly 200 years old

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Shipwreck hunters are planning to excavate around a Lake Erie wreck this summer that they think could be the remains of a schooner that went down nearly two centuries ago. Its size, design and location point toward it being a sailing ship called the Lake Serpent, which sunk in 1829, the […]

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Diver shares what it’s like to photograph Great Lakes shipwrecks

Listen to Becky Kagan Schott as she describes her passion for diving and documenting shipwrecks in the Great Lakes from the time she first dived several shipwrecks 23 years ago in murky brown Lake Erie to coming back seven years ago into much clearer waters, due to the zebra and quagga mussels, in Lake Erie, […]

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MYSTERY SOLVED | ‘S.S. Clifton’ discovered in Lake Huron

It’s been a long search.  Trotter has spent at least 30 year searching for the S.S. Clifton but it alluded him and other shipwreck hunters.  In the 40 years of shipwreck hunting Trotter found many significant shipwrecks meanwhile and some of them divers have the privilege to dive and document.  “The Clifton was the only […]

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Researchers discover 2 century-old shipwrecks in Lake Huron

Two shipwrecks more than a century old have been found in the deep waters of Lake Huron, Maritime archaeologists announced Friday. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary officials said they recently confirmed the identities of the wooden freighter Ohio and steel-hulled steamer Choctaw. Researchers from the Alpena, Michigan-based federal sanctuary found what they believed to be […]

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