David Swayze Great Lakes Shipwreck Database

Great Lakes Shipwreck Research is proud to host the searchable database version of the David Swayze Great Lakes Shipwreck File. Please enter search criteria in any of the fields below. Results will only be returned for the first 100 matching vessels, so please try to enter at least three letters in Vessel Name and Place of Loss. Click Here for Explanatory & Usage Notes.  Please direct questions and comments or bug reports to: brendon@shipwreck.info

Vessel Name:
(Try vessel Last Name for starters)
Year Built:
(Four digit year)
Vessel Type at Loss: Builder:

Vessel Official No:
(Canadian numbers begin with C)

Hull Material:
Enter number only (+/- 5ft.)
Place Built:
Enter number only (+/- 2ft.)
Gross Tonnage:
Enter number only (+/- 10 tons)
Enter number only (+/- 1ft.)
Net Tonnage:
Enter number only (+/- 10 tons)
Place of Loss:
(Nearest Port or Geographic Feature)
Wreck Lake:
Year of Loss:
(Four digit year)
Month of Loss:
Loss of Life: Cargo:


The Great Lakes Shipwreck Database contains over 5000 records of verified total losses of Great Lakes commercial vessels. It is also available as a flat file listing at David Swayze's website, but is no longer maintained there. For information about the data in each field, see our search hints, data dictionary and usage guide. For a key to reference material, sources and abbreviations, please see our Reference and Abbreviation Guide..