About Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago Print

The "Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago" is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of Lake Michigan shipwrecks and to research topical underwater subjects of historical interest surrounding this great lake.

Disasters on the Lakes were all too common. There are probably no equal areas of commercial waterways that, if drained, would reveal as many lost vessels as would the Great Lakes. So, return with us via these web pages and links to a day when ships moved by white canvas, hemp rope and brute force, evolving to steam fueled by wood and coal, to the ships of today.

The following are just a few pages describing our activities..Enjoy your visit..!