Though they may seem peaceful, lakes can be just as dangerous as the open seas. Would you be surprised to learn that over 6,000 ships have sunk in the Great Lakes? While the location of many of those ships remain a mystery, researchers from NOAA, the state of Michigan, and Ocean Exploration Trust have recently discovered an intact shipwreck resting hundreds of feet below the surface of Lake Huron. The Ironton sank in 1894, but the cold freshwater of the lake has kept it preserved for over 120 years.

Read more about the history and discovery of Ironton here: