Chart Your Course

My name is Steve Lloyd. I am an Alaska-based historian, writer, shipwreck explorer, and technical scuba diver. This web site is an ongoing project that documents the historic Alaskan shipwrecks that I have discovered and explored, as well as my various historical projects involving old mines, sunken airplanes, forgotten waterfronts, and other mysteries that interest me.


The site is organized into three major parts. ALASKA SHIPWRECKS is exactly what the name suggests. Included here are the four lost Alaska shipwrecks that I have personally found, in addition to many others that I have explored, researched, and written about. Some of the individual shipwreck pages have sub-pages which include historic photographs, archival documents (such as newspaper accounts or board of inquiry transcripts), and an article I have written about that wreck which was published in a magazine, newspaper or historical journal.


OTHER PROJECTS focuses on my non-shipwreck diving interests, as well as my historical and other projects that are not limited just to diving. This is where you will find my adventures diving on sunken airplanes, exploring the flooded Ellamar Copper Mine, searching for abandoned gold mines in the wilderness, and so forth. Like the ALASKA SHIPWRECKS section, the OTHER PROJECTS pages include a mix of historical photos, video clips, contemporary articles, archival information, and whatever I can come up with that helps tell the story.


The third section is WHO WE ARE which is itself split into two parts: Information about me (including my publications, film work, and contact info) and a separate section that introduces some of my friends who have been an indispensable part of my discoveries and adventures through the years.

Not known, because not looked for

But heard, half-heard, in the stillness

Between two waves of the sea.

Quick now, here, now, always—

A condition of complete simplicity

(Costing not less than everything)


T.S. Eliot