History Meets Technology in Shipwreck Alley
July 10, 2017 9:01 AM   Subscribe

And yet when I collect shipwrecks, I'm labelled a "kraken" and a "terror of the deep."
posted by cmoj at 9:11 AM on July 10 [6 favorites]

Huh, TIL that Michigan has a Thunder Bay 1000km and two Great Lakes East of the only Thunder Bay I'd ever heard of, which has its own shipwrecks.

Way to be confusing people who name things!
posted by Popular Ethics at 9:25 AM on July 10 [7 favorites]

Popular Ethics: "TIL that Michigan has a Thunder Bay "

Uh... I just learned that today too, as a Michigan native, who just spent the last week visiting the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum (Whitefish Point and the Sault Ste Marie headquarters building)

So don't feel too bad there Popular Ethics
posted by caution live frogs at 9:59 AM on July 10 [4 favorites]

Not to be confused with Thunder Island.
posted by Halloween Jack at 11:06 AM on July 10

I was thinking "I though Fathon Five was the only nationally protected area underwater" but then yes, I too discovered The Other Thunder Bay.

Superiour it's said, never gives up her dead, but apparently Huron isn't too hot about it either.
posted by GuyZero at 11:12 AM on July 10

As the man said in the song, it's how "Lake Huron rolls..."
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:03 PM on July 10

But yeah, I was initially confused about how it was possible to have a NOAA sanctuary in what would have been Canadian waters had it been the other Thunder Bay!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:05 PM on July 10

I, too, grew up in Michigan, am a geography nerd, and yet did not realize that we have our own Thunder Bay.

posted by tivalasvegas at 11:09 AM on July 11

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