Do You Want to See a Shipwreck?

We sometimes ask our visitors to guess how many shipwrecks lie at the bottom of beautiful Lake Champlain. The answers vary – 10? 20? 100? Believe it or not, all those guesses are lower than the actual number! There are actually over three hundred shipwrecks at the bottom of this historic lake. Lake Champlain has been an important strategic waterway for hundreds of years, from its tactical significance during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 to its use as a key thoroughfare for industry ships and luxury steamliners during the 19th century. With so many ships traversing the lake, it’s no small wonder some of them ended up on the bottom – and the dark, cold waters preserve the wrecks remarkably well.

At the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, part of our mission involves cataloguing these fascinating these archaeological resources. Now you can explore them too – without getting wet!

Take a one-hour tour with us to see a historic shipwreck via ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle), which streams video in real time as we share the vessel’s incredible story. This all-ages experience is sure to captivate your whole family!

For more information or to book your place, visit our Shipwreck Tours page. Happy exploring!