History below the surface

Cabin Detail comparison from the SS America, built in 1898 and sunk in 1928
Cabin detail comparison from the SS America, built 1898 and sunk in 1928, Isle Royale National Park. Click on the images to launch an interactive story map

With millions of acres of submerged land, the National Park Service protects many shipwrecks that reveal the past like no other archeological resource. Wrecks can be time capsules, and the stories that lay beneath the surface of the water are fascinating clues to the past. Discover some of the best known wrecks in the NPS through an interactive story map.

Last updated: April 28, 2016