Mysteries of the Great Lakes shipwrecks

The Lake Michigan Triangle -
Lake Michigan has its very own "Twilight Zone"—an area known as the Lake Michigan Triangle.

A lot of lake -
Stretching from Ludington to Manitowoc, down to Benton Harbor, and back to Ludington, the triangle encompasses a vast expanse of water.

Paranormal phenomena? -
The mysterious vanishing of the schooner Thomas Hume in 1891 led to further speculation that the ship was a victim of paranormal phenomena.

Thousands of shipwrecks - The fact is that, since records began, thousands of vessels have been lost under waves in the Great Lakes.

SS Edmond Fitzgerald -
The freighter SS Edmond Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a storm on November 10, 1975, taking the entire crew of 29 men with her.

PS Lady Elgin -
Another dreadful tragedy was the loss of the PS Lady Elgin. 

Great Lakes Storm, 1913 -
The Great Lakes Storm was a winter blizzard fueled by hurricane force winds that devasted the Great Lakes region from November 7 to 10, 1913. 

Devasting loss -
Pictured: the bow of the SS Charles S. Price before sinking into Lake Huron after the storm had passed. 

SS Emperor -
Lake Superior claimed the Canadian freighter SS Emperor after she ran hard aground on Canoe Rocks, on the northeast point of Isle Royale, on June 4, 1947. 

SS Carl D. Bradley -
A storm claimed the SS Carl D. Bradley and the lives of 33 crew members after the vessel sank in Lake Michigan on November 18, 1958.

Wreck of Sweepstakes -
The 1885 wreck of the schooner Sweepstakes lies in shallow water in Big Tub Harbour, Lake Huron.

Fathom Five National Marine Park - Fathom Five National Marine Park is a National Marine Conservation Area in the Georgian Bay part of Lake Huron. 

Watersports adventure -
The crystalline waters found at Fathom Five National Marine Park allow for wreck exploration above and below the surface of Lake Huron.

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary - The freighter MS Nordmeer ran aground and sank on November 19, 1966, off Thunder Bay Island in Lake Huron. 

Twelvemile Beach -
The appeal of the Twelvemile Beach campground on Lake Superior in Michigan is its proximity to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Au Sable Point -
The 1904 remains of the bulk steamer Sitka are visible during the summer months along the beach at Au Sable Point.

Shipwreck in the sand -
Nearby, half-buried in the sand, are the cracked ribs of the wooden bulk freight steamer Gales Staples, which went down in 1918.

The "graveyard of ships" -
Lake Huron is described as the "graveyard of ships" for the 1,200 wrecks recorded in its waters.

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