A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America
The Wrecks of Thunder Bay
Lake Huron’s Thunder Bay sits in the middle of the Great Lakes waterway system, where navigational hazards and storms have left a trail of shipwrecks. Deputy editor Samir S. Patel visited “Shipwreck Alley” for ARCHAEOLOGY's January/February 2015 issue and dove with underwater archaeologists who are documenting centuries worth of well-preserved vessels—each a key part of the history of shipping on the lakes and the settlement and industrialization of the American continent. Below are images of some of these extraordinary vessels.