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Bored with those diving sites looking for sunken ships in the Great Lakes that don’t really show anything in the map? Well, in this documentary, in the form of a satellite map, you can zoom in on the actual locations of 260 shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. So, gather round ye mates, because if ye set sail in the lake of Erie, ye might want to look at this ere mappie because as many locations as possible have a link to background information about the ship on Wikipedia or other online source. Included in this map are the Edmund Fitzgerald, Hickory Stick, the Henry B. Smith, the Daniel J. Morrell, and the Le Griffon. And, you might want to check the weather conditions in this map by combining it with other weather related maps on this site, like the U.S. 24-hour Rainfall Forecast to see what the weather’s like where these ships sank before you sail.

The locations were determined from Wikipedia’s Shipwrecks in the Great Lakes.


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