The Wrecks of Thunder Bay: A Photo Essay

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The remains of the three-masted schooner American Union (1862–1894) lie scattered and flattened on the lake bottom near Thompson's Harbor in Lake Huron. Larger than the typical schooner of its time, the 185-foot vessel ran aground in May 1894. Now resting in only 10 feet of water and a short swim from shore, the American Union is a perfect site for kayakers, snorkelers and beginner divers to explore.