40 Years Ago Tuesday: Edmund Fitzgerald Sinks On SuperiorThe Great Lakes have claimed thousands of ships since European explorers began navigating the waters in the 1600s, but few have captured the public's imagination as has the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank on Nov. 10, 1975, in Lake Superior.
Costa Concordia Captain Sentenced To 16 YearsThe captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship will be spending 16 years in an Italian prison. Francesco Schettino was convicted of manslaughter in the deaths of 32 passengers and crew members. The ship ran aground near Italy in January 2012.
Search For Shipwreck Yields Trove Of UncertaintyExcited 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.
5 Convicted In Costa Concordia Crash That Killed Minn. CoupleFive employees of an Italian cruise ship that crashed off the coast of Italy have been convicted of manslaughter. The cruiseliner sank near the shore of Tuscany in January 2012. Among the 32 who died were Barb and Jerry Heil, who lived in White Bear Lake. Under the plea deal, the five employees were sentenced to prison time, but only two will likely serve time.
Minn. Man Dies During Shipwreck Dive At Isle Royale ParkA 55-year-old man has died while scuba diving to a shipwreck at Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. Park officials say Lloyd W. Krohn of Wyoming, Minn., was among three divers planning to explore a Canadian cargo vessel called the Kamloops, which sank in 1927. Shortly after reaching their target depth of about 200 feet, the other divers noticed that Krohn was having trouble. They sent Krohn to the surface, where he was spotted by crew members with the charter boat they had taken. He was not breathing when pulled aboard.
Shipwreck Not Found, But Explorers Pressing On After nearly a week of searching the muddy Lake Michigan bottom, a research team has failed to find the wreckage of a 17th century ship — but leaders said Thursday they weren't giving up.
Remote Mich. Village Abuzz Over Shipwreck Search Commercial fisherman Larry Barbeau's comings and goings usually don't create much of a stir in this wind-swept Lake Michigan outpost, but in the past few days, his phone jangles the minute he arrives home.
Victims Of Costa Shipwreck Mark AnniversarySurvivors of the Costa Concordia shipwreck and relatives of the 32 people who died marked the first anniversary of the grounding Sunday with the unveiling of memorials to the victims, a tearful Mass in their honor and a minute of silence to recall the exact moment that the cruise ship rammed into a reef off Tuscany.
Lower Great Lakes Levels Reveal Another ShipwreckThere's been another report of a shipwreck uncovered off of Michigan because of lower Great Lakes water levels.
Survivors, Captain Hear Italian Shipwreck EvidenceA theater in Italy turned into a courtroom Monday, providing extra space for all those who needed to hear the evidence against the captain of a shipwrecked cruise ship.
6 Months Since Costa Concordia WreckFriday marks six months since the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off the coast of an Italian island.
Divers In Italy Report Finding 4 More Ship BodiesItalian authorities say divers searching the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship have spotted four more bodies in a submerged section of a passenger deck.