Shipwrecks and Maritime Tales of the Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail
Shipwrecks and Maritime Tales of the Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail
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This site is dynamic, and will be for quite some time-so keep checking back to see what's been added!

Our goal is to make you, the visitor, aware of the rich maritime history which lies beneath the surface of Ohio's Lake Erie. The mysteries surrounding 'shipwrecks' are always exciting, while the history associated with each shipwreck reveals the role it played in the development of Ohio, the Great Lakes region, and our nation.

The shipwrecks within this website are a mere sampling of the hundreds of shipwreck sites located in the depths of Lake Erie. The wrecks featured here were selected from an advisory committee composed of local scuba divers and dive clubs, professional dive guides and charter captains, and maritime history professionals.

Whether you are a seasoned scuba diver or a maritime history aficionado, we believe you will not only learn more about Lake Erie's maritime heritage, but will also gain an increased respect for the need to preserve and protect Ohio's historic shipwrecks..

If you are a Lake Erie wreck diver or maritime history enthusiast, and have photos, U/W video or information you would like to contribute to the website, please contact us. This is a 'live' website and will continue to grow as we obtain new information.

As an eco-tourist interested in exploring all Lake Erie has to offer, you will discover a whole new world 'beneath Lake Erie's surface' to investigate; and you don't have to get wet either!   The website will offer underwater images and short video clips to give you that 'virtual dive' perspective.


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 Ohio Sea Grant College Program.
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 Columbus, OH 43212-1156
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