The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has created a website where visitors can see four different Lake Michigan shipwrecks in 3D.
The website IndianaShipwrecks.org features four virtual 3D recreations of shipwrecks in Lake Michigan off the Indiana coastline.
Detailed sonar scans were used to create images of four wrecks, including the J.D. Marshall which sank in the lake in 1911.
The four wrecks include Car ferry #2, the J.D. Marshall, the Material Service, and the Muskegon.
Just two years ago the wreck of the J.D. Marshall was the state’s first underwater preserve site.
That wreck is located in Porter County just offshore from the Indiana Dunes State Park.
Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program’s Mike Molnar says the hope is that the DNR-produced website will garner more interest in Indiana’s maritime history.
Pictures via Indiana Shipwrecks