Stories tagged: "shipwrecks"


The SS Bannockburn is pictured while in dry deck in 1902. The ship is one of five popular "ghost ships" people claim to still see sailing the Great Lakes. It disappeared in 1902. (Wikipedia Commons Photo)
5 Ghost Ships Believed to Still be Sailing the Great Lakes

Conversations about ghost ships aren’t limited to the Flying Dutchman. The Great Lakes have their fair share of spooky tales, too. 

This undated photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary shows the 266-foot steel-hulled steamer Choctaw.
From Freighter to Historic Site: Remembering the Sinking of the Choctaw

It traversed the Great Lakes for years until sinking in 1915. Now, the Choctaw serves as another of Michigan’s numerous historic sites.

The 729-foot ore boat Edmund Fitzgerald, shown in 1972 file photo, sank with all its 29 crew perishing with it.
Great Lakes Shipwrecks: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

It has inspired a song, a beer, and is the most commonly referenced Great Lakes shipwreck. Here’s the history behind the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. 

The Daniel J. Morrell sank in a gale on Lake Huron on Nov. 29, 1966.
Remembering The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell

In November 1966, a Great Lakes freighter sank to the depths of Lake Huron. Only one member of its crew survived.