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CBC: Halifax Explosion

In the evening of December 6, 1917, a massive explosion rocked the harbor of the rapidly growing city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, located in eastern Canada. Caused by the collision of two ships (one of which was carrying a tremendous amount of explosive material), the explosion killed over 1500 people outright, and devastated the settlements around the area. Working with various historical groups,...
Database of Ship Collisions with Icebergs

As part of the Institute for Marine Dynamics of the National Research Council Canada, Database of Ship Collisions with Icebergs is written and managed by Brian T. Hill. The database contains 560 incidents and "concentrates on iceberg collisions in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland and Labrador but does include a few incidents further north, around Greenland, and also in the fiords of Alaska."...
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Located in the town of Vergennes, Vermont, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum offers a lively interpretation of the maritime past and present in and around Lake Champlain. The materials on the site are divided into sections that include "Education", "Our Fleet", Shipwrecks & History", and "Ship's Store". The "Education" area is a good place to start, and it contains links to archived shipwreck...
Slave Wrecks Project

The Slave Wrecks Project is an international network that utilizes maritime archaeology - a relatively new field - to discover and research sunken slave ships in order to further study and document the transatlantic slave trade. The project is hosted by the National Museum of African American History and Culture (previously featured in the 07-31-2020 Scout Report), which is part of the Smithsonian...
Wisconsin's Great Lakes Shipwrecks

What better way to beat the heat than to imagine diving into the deep, cool waters of Lake Superior (average temp: Ten degrees above freezing) without having to leave your desk. This exceptional shipwreck site, produced by the Wisconsin Historical Society and the UW Madison Sea Grant Institute, allows the visitor to pick her or his lake, Superior or Michigan, and explore the many shipwrecks that...