The latest find, A rare 18th century built sloop identified as the Washington (also known as Lady Washington), has been discovered in Lake Ontario off the shores of Oswego, New York by the seasoned wreckhunters who are aRead more
Last July, David Trotter, a shipwreck hunter who had spent 30 years searching for a century-old ship, and a team of divers finally located the missing vessel: a 436-foot steamship named Hydrus, which sunk during the Great Lakes Storm of 1913.Read more
Shipwreck explorers Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville began their initial search for vessel in September 2008. What was thought to be an easy shipwreck to find turned out to be more of a challenge than they expected, Kennard said.Read more
The Ottawa-based steamer was hauling lumber across the lake's eastern end, bound for Oswego, when it ran into rough conditions in late September 1916.Read more
The Atlas, a two masted schooner, was built in Dexter, NY in 1838 and owned by Ortha Little & Son for the specific purpose of transporting building stone from the quarries in the Chaumont, NY area.Read more
A group of shipwreck hunters has found a previously undiscovered wreck sitting largely intact amid a spilled load of iron ore in about 535 feet of water offshore from Marquette, Michigan, and all evidence points to it being the Smith.Read more
The Grumman F4F Wildcat was an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy in 1940. First used in combat by the British in Europe, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of Second World War.
More than 17,000 pilots completed the training in Lake Michigan. The aircraft carriers used for the training docked at Chicago's Navy Pier. The pilots flew from Glenview Naval Air Station in Glenview.Read more
Walter Elcock, now 89 and living in Georgia, recalls the landing and how he managed to snag a wire on the carrier with the plane's tailhook and hung from it a few seconds before the wire broke.Read more
The Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber crashed into Lake Michigan in the 1940's.
The Dauntless was one of more than 100 military planes lost in Lake Michigan during World War II when naval pilots trained by landing on a pair of passenger liners turned into aircraft carriers, the Tribune reported.
A World War II-era bomber is to be put on display in a museum in New Orleans, salvage operators who raised the plane said.Read more
Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville told the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester, N.Y., that they discovered the ship while conducting a deep sonar survey of Lake Ontario. They used a remote operated vehicle equipped with a camera to take images of the wreck, which is located about 10 miles from Oak Orchard, Orleans County.
The men said they made the discovery in September, but waiting until December to announce the find. They have been unable to find a name for the wreck, but believe it dates to around the time of the War of 1812.Read more