Lost to time and forgotten by many, shipwrecks exist all around the world. We all know about the big ones like the Titanic, but you might not realize that there's hundreds of incredible underwater ruins right in your back yard. These are some of the most beautiful.
If there's any place known for its abandoned shipwrecks, it's definitely the mysterious Bermuda Triangle. For years ships have found themselves in dire trouble here, an anomaly that many still attribute to supernatural explanations.
Regardless of what you believe, dozens of ships still sit under the clear waters of the Bermuda triangle, begging to be explored by adventurous divers.
The sunken remains of the 76-ft Mar Sem Fin, a Brazillian boat that was used for scientific and educational expeditions sunk on April 7, 2012 in Ardley Bay, Antarctica. The crew was safely evacuated, and now the vessel lies abandoned under only 30 feet of water.
On the afternoon of July 26, 2010, the 98-foot wooden F/V Cape Cross ran aground on an uncharted pinnacle in Prince William Sound's Main Bay, Alaska. Early in the morning of July 27, 2010, the vessel rolled and partially sank but remained grounded.
Now the giant ship rusts alone in the Alaskan wilderness.
This tour takes you through three turn of the century shipwrecks, "Bermuda", Herman H. Hettller, and a mysterious scow schooner, with no name, met their demise in the frigid waters of Lake Superior. No scuba gear? No problem.. view them all from a glass bottom boat!
The USS inaugural was a WW2-era Admirable-class minesweeper that was set up as a walk-in museum in St. Louis. In the flood of 1993, Inaugural was ripped from her mooring and grounded a mile downstream where it continues to decay.
This incredible ship was once part of a German fleet seized by the Allies in May of 1945. After it was sold into merchant services a few years later, she continued to run until November 1960 when she ran aground in Lake Michigan and was declared a total loss.
Now the ship acts as a popular kayaking destination.
To learn more about these beautiful shipwrecks, including detailed histories and even directions right to them, click on the interactive map below.