Shipwrecks are an all too common event that takes place in the Great Lakes. There are approximately 4,400 of them that have been documented in history. Even with advances in technology that have allowed them to be better built these types of problems continue. To help protect everyone involved, there are radios on the ships as well as life preservers. Getting everyone off the ship and to safety is very important.
The list of Great Lakes shipwrecks dates back to 1679. These early ships were made from wood and other materials that didn’t always hold up well to the natural elements. Today there are more durable materials to be used for the ships. There is also the fact that the weather forecast can be looked at before the ship goes into the water.
For each of the Great Lakes areas there are plenty of people that put their lives on the line to help with such rescues. The Coast Guard is in place to do all they can to help with getting them out of the water as quickly as possible. They may do this by boat or using helicopters to send rescue teams down below.
With so many shipwrecks found in the Great Lakes there is certainly plenty of treasure to look for. Some explorers have made a career out of documenting the finds of various shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. Some of them are so far down in the water though that they can’t be explored except with lights and probes.
One of the best places to explore information about the various Great Lakes shipwrecks is to go to a museum. In Michigan you will find it and that is going to be a great place to start your explorations. You can also take a virtual tour of it online if you can’t make it all the way to Michigan any time soon.
Here you can find out all the information about the different Great Lakes shipwrecks. You can also find out what the cause of the accident was, the rescue, and about the survivors. All of this information is very informative and you can even find out about the information relating those that bravely gave their life in order to save others from such shipwrecks.