Over the Waves: SS Eastland

Hi everyone! Sorry for the delay in the post this week. This week, we're going outside Canada and south to the shores of the Chicago River. In 1915, the docs of Cicero, Illinois, became the site of the largest loss of life from one shipwreck on the Great Lakes. The wreck didn't happen in a storm, or even in the middle of the water out of the reach of help. Instead, it happened alongside a dock and in 6 metres of water. This is the story of the Great Lake steamer SS Eastland.

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Over the Waves: M/S World Discoverer

Happy Tuesday, everyone. This week, we're travelling back outside Canadian waters, but still sticking with the theme of close-to-shore wrecks. When I was looking for a topic this week, this one struck me not because the ship had a particularly enticing career, or because she was a mega-ship, but because she was so recent. With such interest in the wreck of the Costa Concordia just a couple of years ago, I was genuinely surprised that as recently as 2000 this particular ship had just been left to rust away in a secluded cove of the Solomon Islands. This week, we look at the wreck of the M/S World Discoverer.

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