Focusing on an area of coastline particularly known for vessel strandings, this volume includes histories of over 50 lost vessels, a description of remains of vessels and wreckage documented during archaeological research in the area, an analysis of shoreline change in the last 150 years, and a model for matching wreckage to lost ships. This book will be of interest to archaeologists, historians and anyone who loves the Great Lakes.


O’Shea 2002, The archaeology of scattered wreck-sites

This paper explores the application of archaeological site formation theory to stranded wooden vessels and the scattered wreck-sites they produce. Shallow water wrecks and wreckage sites in the Au Sable Shores region of western Lake Huron are used to develop a preliminary classification of the processes operating on the breakup and deposition of wooden vessels.