The Great Lakes have many shipwreck “hot spots”: places where the tragedies have piled up over the decades due to wicked currents, foul weather and geographic constrictions. These hot spots typically contain many wrecks representing most or all of the major types of vessels and eras of shipping, all packed into a small area, making them “must see” destinations for divers. Isle Royale in north western Lake Superior is one such example. Sprinkled around this 45-mile long island divers will find everything from 20th century steel freighters to 19th century wooden steamers. Many of these ships fell victim to inclement weather, some to collisions with other vessels, and some met their demise on the rocks. The historic wrecks at Isle Royale represent some of the best diving the Great Lakes has to offer; and with consistently good visibility, (usually 25 to 40 feet), you are virtually guaranteed an unforgettable experience.
Are you an aficionado of wreck diving? We are too, and we've put together a photo gallery of 15 wrecks - some open to scuba divers and some not; some of their stories known to us and some not - that move us.
On display on the waterGreat Lakes museum highlights shipwrecks, lighthouses Press of Atlantic City The 617-foot-long Col. James M. Schoonmaker once hauled iron ore, coal and rye on the Great Lakes. It was launched in 1911 and was mothballed in 1980.
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This is perhaps one of the most well known shipwrecks in Namibia if not in the world. Its fame is largely as a result of its strange location. This is because the Eduard Bohlen appears to be stranded in the middle of the desert.
Shipwrecks Can Be Lucrative MainStreet NEW YORK (MainStreet) — For the past three years, Paul Riccobon has been diving at Kure Beach in North Carolina, drawn by the opportunity to dive in waters where he can explore among a host of historic...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Deep-sea explorers recovered millions of dollars in gold and silver and a slew of personal items that are a virtual time capsule (Inventory details treasure trove being recovered at historic shipwreck off Carolina coast
Auto World News Great Lake Shipwrecks Could Soon Be Part of National Maritime Sanctuary NBC26 MANITOWOC, Wis.- It's known as the Graveyard of the Great Lakes. Lake Michigan's floor is covered with hundreds of shipwrecks.
Divers explore national parks' underwater treasures Fox News In 1989, decades after the U.S. military tested nuclear bombs at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, the team conducted the first systematic underwater radiation analysis of the area.
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Just how far the commitment of two Navy divers went in an effort to save each other's lives was not known until now. The story of Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Harris and Petty Officer 1st Class James Reyher goes back to February 2013 when both would end...
Stuff.co.nz Decades of underwater adventure revealed at Coral Fire & Ice show at Arts Centre Herald Sun “We have 4 ½ — 5 hours underwater, and if you are diving deep you get even less time,” he said.