Ghost Ships Festival is emerging from the fog of time and is sailing into the Inn on Maritime Bay, in Manitowoc.


It’s Official!  Wisconsin’s Ghost Ships Festival is back.  Last held in 2017, the Ghost Ships Festival was Wisconsin’s premier event for Great Lakes diving, maritime history and underwater archeology enthusiasts.

The Wisconsin Underwater Archeology Association in conjunction with the new Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Maritime Archeology Program and the Wisconsin Maritime Museum are proud to sponsor Ghost Ships 2024!

The event will be held Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd at the Inn on Maritime Bay in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and will feature speakers and workshops devoted to:

  • Recent shipwreck discoveries
  • Techniques for documenting historic shipwreck sites
  • 3D Photogrammetry
  • Remote Sensing Technology
  • Great Lakes Shipwreck Diving
  • Great Lakes Maritime History

The event will include vendor booths and displays offering interactive 3D shipwreck exploration experiences, technology demonstrations as well as books and merchandise.  Sponsorship opportunities are available for interested businesses and organizations.

The event will be open to the public.  Stay tuned for information on booking room reservations, pre-registration, vendor booth reservations and sponsorship opportunities.