According to Wikipedia, in 1883 The wooden bulk freighter, James Davidson, wrecked in shallow water off the coast of Thunder Bay Island while towing a consort-barge to Duluth. While still stranded, its engine and boiler were salvaged, and the rest of it has since broken up and separated about 35 feet underwater.
In i913 the Great Lakes ore carrier Isaac M. Scott (right) got caught in the Great Lakes Storm of 1913, historically referred to as the "Big Blow," the "Freshwater Fury," or the "White Hurricane," was a blizzard with hurricane-force winds that devastated the Great Lakes Basin in the Midwestern United States and Ontario, Canada from November 7 through November 10, 1913. The storm was most powerful on November 9, battering and overturning ships on four of the five Great Lakes, particularly Lake Huron. (Source: Wikipedia) Of course with book 3 of the Mace Franklyn series that is not what the subject title is referring to, it's untruths, or... maybe both. -FJ