Excited shipwreck hunters and scientists assembled in a Lake Michigan fishing village last June, hoping to solve a mystery dating back more than three centuries: the fate of a ship sailed by the 17th century French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, during a voyage of discovery extending from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.
From retired ocean liners and rock-themed submarines, to tricked-out houseboats and huts tied to inner tubes, here are seven of the world’s coolest.
A century ago today, the grandest ship ever built was cruising along without worry on the North Atlantic. The rest, of course, is history.
Former U.S. Rep. James Oberstar is getting a rare honor — a Great Lakes ship named after him.