Northern Shipwrecks Database... Over the last 26 years,
Northern Maritime Research has accumulated a database of more than
100,000 North American shipwrecks covering 400 years.
This database includes shipwrecks on all
coasts of North America, offshore areas, the Great Lakes and the inland rivers and waterways.
As well, this research details thousands of North American vessels
lost in the West Indies and around the world during the Civil War and World War I & II.
Here are some of the references used in researching American Shipwrecks and Canadian Shipwrecks.
Every few years, an new version is made available on a single on a searchable CD-ROM in support of this continuing research. Designed for research purposes, the latest version of the Northern Shipwrecks Database CD is being used as a resource tool by many individuals with an interest in marine history, libraries, museums, archives, universities plus government agencies and departments.
Besides many scuba divers,
institutional users include: Transportation Safety Board, Lloyd's
of London, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department
of National Defence, Hydrographic Services, Canadian Coast Guard,
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, Receiver of the Wreck, Milwaukee
Public Library, Maritime History Archive, Maritime Museum of the
Atlantic, Bowling Green University, Queens County Museum, Mercyhurst
College, Padre Island National Seashore Park, New Brunswick Museum,
Marine Institute of Newfoundland, Halifax Regional Library and the
Northumberland Fisheries Museum.
Shipwreck information can be recalled
by name; year month and/or date of loss, latitude-longitude coordinates;
country, state or province; region and area of loss; official number;
port of registry; place built; builder; owners; captain; as well as
partial name, anniversary month and date, ause of loss, port of origin,
destination or cargo, etc.
Here are 2 NMR pages on North American shipwrecks
Researching American Shipwrecks
Researching Canadian Shipwrecks