Shipwreck Alley's Sunken Treasures

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A look back in time

Credit: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Research Collection

Thunder Bay, an area of northern Lake Huron known for extreme weather and dangerous shoals, has claimed hundreds of ships over the last century. These…Read More »

sunken ships reveal archeological clues about the Great Lakes' commercial shipping past and the water's present health.

Scuba diving archaeologists explore these sunken relics to learn about ship architecture and construction. From wooden schooners to sidewheel steamers to modern freighters, the shipwrecks of Thunder Bay represent a cross-section of Great Lakes maritime history and they are open to anyone that is scuba certified.

The Montana, pictured above, as it was in 1872, now rests at the bottom of Thunder Bay.

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Brett Israel was a staff writer for Live Science with a focus on environmental issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from The University of Georgia, a master’s degree in journalism from New York University, and has studied doctorate-level biochemistry at Emory University.
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