If you’ve been online or seen the news in the past several days, you’re probably aware of the OceanGate submersible that has disappeared on its voyage to the Titanic ship wreckage. The questionable vessel carrying five people on a commercial expedition to the wreck site lost communication in th northern Atlantic Ocean this past Saturday (June 17th), and global search and rescue operations have been underway ever since.

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In the midst of all of the internet talk about submarines and oceanography, it begs the question; where in New York could someone get into a submarine to experience the wonders of the ocean themselves?

Unfortunately, nowhere we could find offers rides under the water in operational submarines in New York. However, there is a particular museum in New York City that allows you to get a closer look at this underwater mode of transportation. 

The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum is located in New York City and features a wide collection of military ships, submersibles, and aircraft. One of its exhibits is of the USS Growler, an early iteration of the nuclear missile submarine, was launched in 1958 and operated as a weapon of war for 8 years through the early 1960’s. 

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The exhibit allows people an up-close experience to see how the ship operated, and the educational guided tour of the exhibit gives people an idea of what life is like underwater on a submersible. A much safer alternative to venturing to the depths of the ocean floor to visit an abandoned shipwreck. 

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Have you ever wanted to scuba dive shipwrecks in the St. Lawrence River? Here's a few to check out in the Thousand Islands of the New York and Canadian border.

Scuba divers allegedly call the 1000 Islands the “Caribbean of the North” due to all the amazing places to check out. The Saint Lawrence River has been the main shipping route between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean for centuries. That means you're able to see that history in the ships that line the bottom. According to South Eastern Ontario, divers can generally see 50 to 60 feet in front them most of the year, and 60 to 100 feet in the fall time. 

From wooden schooners to War of 1812 battleships to modern-day freighters, over 200 vessels met their fate here."

There are all sorts of local businesses and more that can help train you, or charter you, on these dives if you're interested. You can read more here.

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