The Most Beautiful Shipwrecks From Around The World

Tourist Wreck


In 1885, the coal-carrying Canadian schooner Sweepstakes crashed in rocks off of Cove Island and sank down into the shallow water, It was then towed into Big Tug Harbor in Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada, where it was discovered that the damage was beyond repair. She was stripped down of any valuable equipment and discarded, sinking about 50 feet from the harbor. While it has been subject to deterioration, it is one of the best preserved nineteenth-century Great Lakes schooners discovered. It’s a popular tourist site in the fall and spring, attracting divers and boaters. There is a glass bottom boat tour that visits the site as well.