Special Event

Wisconsin Shipwrecks for Kids

Saturday, May 19, 2018


EnlargeMaritime archaeologists surveying the "Northerner"

Maritime archaeologists surveying the "Northerner"

Underwater view of five maritime archeologists measuring and surveying the bow of the sunken "Northerner." Much of the ship appears intact, except the foremast which is bent over the starboard side. View the original source document: WHI 120221

Have you ever wondered what lies in the depths of Wisconsin's lakes and rivers? Join us for this drop-in event to learn how maritime archaeologists map our state's shipwrecks and other underwater discoveries.

About the Maritime Preservation Program

The Wisconsin Historical Society's Maritime Preservation and Archaeology Program is dedicated to preserving Wisconsin's historic shipwrecks and other underwater non-renewable cultural resources.


Wisconsin Historical Museum
Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll St
Madison, WI 53703

Location Information

Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store ― located on Madison's Capitol Square

Accessibility Information

The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.