Hunting New England Shipwrecks

Shipwreck Research

In order to learn about the history and/or location of shipwrecks, you'll have to do some research. Historical information can be found in a variety places and ways. In the past, researchers got most of their information from books, newspaper archives, libraries and museums. Today, much historical information can be found on the Internet. Another great way to get  information is to talk to people with local knowledge. The kind of people you'll want to talk to are fishermen, boaters, divers and history buffs. For an illustrated mini course in research, check out our Photo Gallery called Shipwreck Research.

You don't have to be a graduate student to do first-rate historical research. All you have to do is get started, and ask lots of questions. You'll be amazed at how much information is out there. To get you started, we've put together the following list of Website links. These sites all provide helpful information on wreck research, and links to other related sites. Click on the links below to view these sites in a new window. Close the window to return here.

New England Shipwreck Diving (Chris Hugo's site) 
Wreck Valley (NY, NJ & New England Wrecks)
Stinch's Shipwrecks (NY & New England Wrecks)
NOAA's AWOIS database 
Turkish Pilots' Association - Links Page 
Researching Maritime History on the Internet 
Divernet's Guide to Wreck Identification 
U.S. Coast Guard - Shipwreck Research Guide 
Cargolaw.com (Marine Casualty Reports & Pictures)

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