Tank barge Argo discovered! Mystery of sinking solved as the barge lies upright and intact on the lake bottom.
Steamboat Anthony Wayne located! Believed to be the oldest steamboat sunk in Lake Erie. Found with side scan sonar in September, 2006. Recent dives confirm the identity of a side wheel passenger steamboat.
The Nineties are now complete! All forty 1990 - 1999 Inlands Seas journals.
The Inland Seas Archival Collection, Nineties Edition is now available.
One of the Great Lakes most valuable sources of
historical information from The Great Lakes Historical Society. Ships, schooners, barges and sailors of our past
in fascinating stories of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and
Lake Ontario including shipwreck and survival. Keep up to date on the
latest developments in Ohio's underwater preserve efforts on the
An all new Side Scan Sonar page has also been added detailing survey information
and underwater discoveries. Follow the activities of the US Revenue Cutter
ERIE as she executes her duties on Lake Erie
from 1833 - 1846
Welcome to the Lake Electronics Home Page, The Great Lakes are our specialty. We focus on Historical information about the Great Lakes, especially 19th century shipping. Shipwrecks on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario are fantastic time capsules capturing an important segment of our past. Underwater searches utilizing side-scanning sonar equipment have located hundreds of shipwrecks. Underwater archaeology in the form of site documentation is a major activity of many Scuba diving organizations. See the Features page for more about this. Research studies collect the background and tell the story of these steamers, schooners and barges of our past. Within the pages of our website you will learn more about this fascinating period of our past.
Lake Electronics Company specializes in electronic document conversion of old, out of print and hard to find publications. Photographs, drawings, journals, newsletters and virtually any hard copy item can be preserved in electronic form.
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