Superior’s Shipwreck Coast
Not all that go down are found
July 29, 2012
By ABBEY HAUSWIRTH – Journal Staff Writer (firstname.lastname@example.org) , The Mining Journal
MARQUETTE – Nothing inspires a good ghost story or a legend like a graveyard.
Lying at the bottom of Lake Superior are hundreds of enticing mysteries, shipwrecks buried in one of the many graveyards of the Great Lakes. But one 200-mile stretch of water between Grand Marais and Whitefish Point has earned the name the “Shipwreck Coast.”
More ships have perished on Shipwreck Coast than in any other location on Lake Superior. Nearly 100 ships have met their demise on this shoreline, taking numerous people with them. The most well-known sinking is the Edmund Fitzgerald ore carrier, which sank to the bottom of Lake Superior about 17 miles north-northwest of Whitefish Point on Nov. 10, 1975.
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