Due to its location on the Lake’s south shore, it has often been a “catcher’s mitt” for lost ships. Because of its location and extensive mining and settlement activities, shipwrecks and artifacts are scattered along the coast. Eagle River, Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor all host a variety of shipwrecks dating to the 1800’s. Among the best shipwreck dives in the Keweenaw Underwater Preserve are:
The dive sites are not generally buoyed. Visiting divers should be prepared to locate them. The Keweenaw Peninsula is also home to unique geological formations that supplement shipwreck diving. One good area to visit is Esrey Park located about halfway between Copper Harbor and Eagle Harbor. This roadside park is an easy shore dive and a great place to look for agates, copper and other unique Copper Country treasures.
For more details on the Keweenaw Underwater Preserve, visit www.ship-wrecks.net/shipwreck/keweenaw.