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Great Lakes Essential Resources: Arts & Culture

Last Updated: Jun 3, 2024 12:23 PM

"The relationship between shipwrecks and folk tradition, as represented in folk music, has served to preserve memory of the events.", according to researchers at Michigan Technological University and the Center for Maritime and Underwater Resource Management. 

This page collects articles, videos and books about poetry, folklore and music in the Great Lakes region. Great Lakes folklore includes sightings of sea serpents and other mysterious creatures. These resources are not scholarly, but give us an impression of the stories told over many centuries in the region. 

(Source: Freedman, Eric. (2021, April 2) Folk songs preserve memories of Great Lakes shipwrecks. Spartan News Room.

Poetry and Song

Folklore-Lake Monsters

Arts & Culture poems