Stories tagged: "shipwrecks"


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.