Great Lakes Shipwrecks

Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

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From MSNBC:

19th century ship found in Lake Ontario
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A 19th-century commercial sailing ship, its twin masts still intact, sits upright in deep, frigid waters off the southern shore of Lake Ontario. Shipwreck explorers Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville said they located the schooner Milan in summer 2005 about five miles off Point Breeze, 30 miles west of Rochester. They videotaped the 93-foot-long, square-stern vessel this year using an unmanned submersible built with the help of college students.
More at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16160631/
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

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From The Observer:

Close call for burning freighter
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It could take a week before a burned lake freighter stuck in the St. Clair River can move on.

The 533-foot Sidsel Knutsen was carrying a load of fuel oil to Montreal when fire broke out in its engine room Tuesday. The out-of-control ship came within metres of slamming into the seawall on the U.S. side before its anchor caught and held the tanker swung about in the current.
More at http://www.theobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2699346
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

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From The U.S. Coast Gaurd:

PHOTO: Coast Guard, firefighters responding to sunken tug encased in ice
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SAGINAW, Mich. - The 65-foot tug Ann Marie sank and became encased in ice overnight Dec. 12, 2010, in Saginaw Bay, Mich.

Coast Guard and local fire department responders are working with representatives from the company that owns the tug to develop salvage plans.
More at http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/443/971955/
 
Jason D. Tiller

Jason D. Tiller

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If you’re the kind of person who stays in their cinema seats for the movie credits, you’ll love these maps. They’re a roll call of hundreds of names, ranging from the banal to the fantastic. But this “Graveyard of the Great Lakes” series caters to other personality types as well: people interested in maritime history, specifically shipwreck lore, as well as lovers of stylish design — the white-on-black typography lends these maps a suitably noirish tinge.
 
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