Lake Huron is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, a collection of freshwater lakes located in northeastern North America on the Canada–United States border. Aside from Huron, the lakes consist of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario. Together they form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth, containing 21% of the world's surface fresh water. The lakes are so huge that they are sometimes referred to as the North Coast or "Third Coast" by the people.
The Great Lakes have been sailed since at least the 17th century, and thousands of ships have been sunk while traversing them. Many of these ships were never found, so the exact number of shipwrecks in the Lakes is unknown. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum estimates put the figure at 6,000 ship lost, but according to some historian the total number of wrecks is likely more than 25,000. Some of the wrecks are in shallow water making them very popular spots for diving.