Featured Item: Wisconsin Shipwrecks
Featured Item: Shipwrecks (Great Lakes), Wisconsin 2014
This is a shapefile of 631 shipwrecks in the Great Lakes of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Historical Society compiled the data.
What BTAA Library submitted the item?
University of Wisconsin
- There’s a good deal of interesting attribute data in the shapefile, including: the vessel type, where the vessel was built, the lives lost in the wreck, and more.
- Using this dataset, you could create a time animation using the wreck dates or a comparison of home ports and wreck locations.
Where can I find out more?
- More information about Wisconsin shipwrecks, including a searchable database of the wrecks, is available here: http://www.wisconsinshipwrecks.org/
- The Wisconsin Coastal Atlas (http://www.wicoastalatlas.net/) is a great resource for maps, data, and tools for the region
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Cecilia Smith is the GIS & Maps Librarian at the University of Chicago.