Researching Shipwrecks in the Grosvenor Room

If you’re interested in researching shipwrecks this summer, here are some great resources in the Grosvenor Room.

  • Great Lakes File – Lists books, newspaper articles, and facts dealing with a wide variety of Great Lakes topic.

 Look under topic headings:

Great Lakes.  Disasters

Great Lakes. Vessels

  •  Local History File – Cites newspaper articles, local magazines and journals, books, scrapbooks, and vertical files dealing with Buffalo and Erie County people, places, events, and history.

Look under topic heading:


  •  Vertical File – Includes article clippings from newspapers and magazines, pamphlets, brochures, flyers, and other ephemera related to Buffalo and Erie County topics.

 Look under topic heading:

Ships and Shipwrecks

  •  Books

GRO Ref 551 .M28 v.1. History of the Great Lakes. Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1899.  The Chronology section covers 1812-1898 and covers wrecks as well as other events.

GRO Ref F555 .W42. Wachter, Georgann & Michael. Erie Wrecks: A Divers Guide. Avon Lake, OH: CorporateImpact, 1998.

GRO Ref F555 .W43 2000. Wachter, Georgann & Michael. Erie Wrecks East: A Guide to Shipwrecks of Eastern Lake Erie. Avon Lake, OH: CorporateImpact, 2000.  

GRO Ref F555 .W433 2007. Wachter, Georgann & Michael. Erie Wrecks & Lights. Avon Lake, OH: CorporateImpact, 2007.

GRO Ref VK1271 .B68. Bowen, Dana Thomas. Shipwrecks of the Lakes. Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1952.

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