There have been approximately 6,000 shipwrecks claiming an estimated 30,000 lives in the Great Lakes and new shipwrecks continue to be located, such as the recently discovered Atlanta. There are many opportunities for divers, boaters, and other users of the Great Lakes to come across found and new shipwrecks. This article discusses the basic framework of federal, state, and other law governing these shipwrecks.
Brown, Kincaid C. "Is the Shipwreck I Found in Lake Michigan Mine? Great Lakes Shipwreck Legal Research Basics and Sources." Mich. B. J. 101, no. 7 (2022): 53-5.