The Defiance is remarkably preserved with intact deck hardware & cabins, masts still standing
From wood to steel, from sail to steam, from early pioneers to established industry, the history of the “Great Lakes” can be found deep beneath Thunder Bay.The large size of the “Great Lakes” increases the risk of water travel; storms and reefs are common threats. The lakes are prone to sudden and severe storms, in particular, in autumn, from late October until early December.
Hundreds of ships have met their end on these lakes. The greatest concentration of shipwrecks lies near Thunder Bay, Michigan, beneath Lake Huron. The wrecks in these waters are extremely well preserved due to the cold, fresh water conditions.
There are many shipwrecks around the world, some very famous and others not so.However, each of them has its own story to tell. One of those ships that met its end on the Great Lakes of North America was the schooner The Defiance.
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