GREAT LAKES MAPS
Frozen Straits of Mackinac- Jan 2014
Michigan - The Mackinac 'Big Mac' Bridge connects the mitten with the Upper Peninsula
Exclusive: The Edmund Fitzgerald pilothouse. (Copyright 1994 Frederick J. Shannon)
Exclusive: Photo as seen by Frederick J. Shannon aboard the Delta submarine at 530 feet. Pieces of the Fitzgerald are scattered on the bottom of Lake Superior in an area extending nearly two acres from the immediate wreck site. In the background is a damaged and dislodged section of railing from the forward section. The lake bottom at the wreck site is dotted with depressions where various parts of the vessel sunk into the clay.
Exclusive: The Edmund Fitzgerald sank to the floor of Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. Located on the broken cargo deck of the upright forward section, this is part of the 26,116 tons of taconite ore pellets which comprised the last cargo of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The ore was loaded at Superior, Wisconsin and bound for Zug Island on the Detroit River. Tons of taconite rest on and around the wreck.
The Soo Locks (sometimes spelled Sault Locks, but pronounced "soo") are a set of parallel locks which enable ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. They are located on the St. Marys River between Lake Superior and Lake Huron, between the Upper Peninsula of the US state of Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario.
Edmond Fitzgerald, Whitefish Piont, Lake Superior
The storm pictures below were taken during a North Atlantic storm February, 13, 1987 on an eastbound passage from Tampa, Florida to Ghent, Belgium with a load of phosphates. The pictures were taken by Capt. George Ianiev, who was the ship's Second Mate at the time. The big blue wave was the largest wave the ship encountered during the storm; seeing it hit the ship made the vessel's master question whether they would survive the storm.
Great Lakes freighter
The SS Daniel J. Morrell was a 603-foot (184 m) Great Lakes freighter that broke up in a strong storm on Lake Huron on 29 November 1966, taking with it 28 of its 29 crewmen. The freighter was used to carry bulk cargos such as iron ore but was running with only ballast when the 60-year-old boat sank.
Misery on Lake Michigan: SS Carl D. Bradley