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Frederick Stonehouse

Veteran surfmen on Lake Superior's Shipwreck Coast always made it a point to teach the new men the gory details of the ghost of Three-Fingered Reilly. They wanted them to know that when they walked the lonely night patrols, they were not alone! more

Oct 13, 2016 10:44 AM Maritime

The Henry B. Smith was found on May 24, 2013, by a small team of shipwreck hunters. She had been missing almost a century, but through decades of effort, the team put it all together and solved one of the biggest mysteries of the Inland Seas. more

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Maritime

Stannard Rock Lighthouse: The Loneliest Place on the Continent

Neil Harri

Old-time lighthouse keepers called Stannard Rock the loneliest place in North America – it’s the North American light station the most distant from land. U.S. Coast Guardsmen labeled it “Stranded Rock” and rumored it was a punishment tour of duty. more

Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM Maritime 1 Comments

If there are such manifestations as ghosts, Whitefish Point is a logical place for them. It sits forlornly at the east end of Lake Superior’s infamous “Shipwreck Coast,” a 40-mile stretch littered with the hulls of long-dead ships. more

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 AM Michigan

Unsolved Mysteries of the Lakes

Courtesy Thunder Bay Historical Museum

On November 23, 1918, three minesweepers commissioned by the French government left Fort William-Port Arthur (Thunder Bay today) from the Canada Car Works where they were built. Only one would reach Sault Ste. Marie. The others were never seen again. more

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 AM , Maritime

Crisp Point

Tom Buchkoe

Beginning in 1849 with Whitefish Point Light Station, lighthouses along Michigan's Shipwreck Coast have served to warn mariners clear of the dangerous reefs and shoals and act as a set of markers pointing ships from light to light. more

Sep 1, 2003 12:00 AM Maritime

As we approached it in late afternoon, the old lighthouse stood out plainly against the rock of the island. more

Dec 26, 1998 11:15 PM Lake Superior

Happy U.S. Thanksgiving! The LSM offices are closed today. We'll be back to help Friday and also will be here for Small Business Saturday.

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