The Badger on Lake Michigan (Ludington, MIchigan)
St. Mary's Challenger. The 108-year old grand matriarch of the Lake freighters.
15,000 years ago, 2/3 of what is today Wisconsin lay under the grip of colossal ice sheets. The climate warmed and they began to melt back. In their wake, they left an impressive glacial landscape of fascinating landforms - moraines, drumlins, kames, kettles, eskers, outwash plains, erratics, meltwater channels, potholes, driftless (unglaciated) topography, glacial lake beds, islands and more. justintrails.com
Lee A.Tregurtha ( Three football fields long ) The largest ship on the Great Lakes.
The SS Carl D. Bradley was a self-unloading Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Michigan storm on November 18, 1958. Of the 35 crew members, 33 died in the sinking and 23 were from the port town of Rogers City, Michigan. Her sinking was likely caused by structural failure from the brittle steel used in her construction. She was the sister of the ill-fated SS Cedarville.
Great Lakes Ship!
The steamer Col. James M. Schoonmaker just missed striking Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge, which had stopped while its lift span was just seventy-five feet above the water—about halfway down from its full 135 feet—when a circuit in the electric system shorted out. Click-through to read more on this near-miss collision with Duluth's most iconic structure! --->
EDMUND FITZGERALD (steel bulk freighter) the last photograph ever taken of "The Fitz" before her untimely loss on Lake Superior.
Legendary Shipwreck Uncovered in Lake Michigan “It is probably one of the most well-preserved shipwrecks from the 1850s on the planet,” said Ross Richardson, who found the wreck on July 7, 2010.
edmund fitzgerald shipwreck | NEW EVIDENCE ABOUT SINKING OF EDMUND FITZGERALD
Aerial View of Shipwreck by Liz Carter on Capture Door County // Beautiful day for seeing the shipwrecks from above.
Edmund Fitzgerald lost in Lake Superior
The Anderson recovered this piece of a lifeboat from the Fitzgerald. From The Detroit News: http://apps.detnews.com/apps/history/index.php?id=114#ixzz2KE6kfLVH
Edmund Fitzgerald 1974 Third Mate Mike Armagost in the chart room on the Fitz. You can just barely make out her stack and after cabin through the window below his elbow. Behind him is one of the radio units aboard the boat.
Cover The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
(the wreck of the) edmund fitzgerald resting place...
Lake Superior waves can be treacherous -*Click to read a tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald.