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Rev. Edward J. Dowling

An air of mystery drifts around all shipwrecks. The very word “shipwreck” evokes powerful images of crashing seas, screaming winds and desperate crews. Read more

Maritime

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! Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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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. Read more

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. Read more

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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. Read more

Maritime

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

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