A strong steel hull is no guarantee of safety or longevity on the Great Lakes as Steel on the Bottom proves beyond a doubt.
Storm, collision and human folly all played a role in sending these big steel ships thundering to the bottom of the lakes where they quietly disintegrate into nothing.
Steel on the Bottom tells the dramatic stories of eight Great Lakes steel shipwrecks; how they and their crews lived and died.
Some ships like the "Carl D. Bradley," "Cedarville" and "Prins Willem" are well known disasters. The "Monrovia," "Pere Marquette 18," "John H. McKerchey," "Henry Steinbrenner" and "Arlington" are not as well known.