Category Archives: Expedition Shipwreck diving Blog

Fighting against 40-footers, Frank Mays recalls surviving the sinking of the Carl D. Bradley

This is a very interesting interview with Frank Mays, now 85 years young, telling the story of his survival this day in 1958 as the big freighter Carl D. Bradley slipped underneath the waves during a November gale storm.  Listen to the interview here…                   Shipwreck Explorers […]

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North America’s Great Lakes – X-Ray Mag #79

There are other areas of the world with well preserved shipwrecks, but the Great Lakes of North America have the monopoly on sheer mass, variety and relative ease of access.  Very few known dive-able wrecks are much more than a few hour’ boat ride from a decent restaurant, a chain hotel or a decent-sized town.  […]

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Wreck hunters say they’ve discovered 133-year-old shipwreck in Lake Michigan

MILWAUKEE — There are an estimated 2,500 shipwrecks in Lake Michigan and about 1,000 of them are still missing! Now, a local boat captain and her team say they’ve discovered a wreck missing for more than a century. They invited FOX6 along for their first dive.  Read more…

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Solving a mystery 300ft down article by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

When the weather turns warm this summer and most people in the Milwaukee area are thinking about enjoying the sunny outdoors, Jitka Hanakova will be dreaming of the cold and dark.  The bottom of Lake Michigan is calling her.  Read more…

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Deep Blue Article by Marcela Jones

When Jitka Hanakova, 38, looks out at Lake Michigan, she doesn’t see sunrises and sailboats. Instead, she imagines what lies beneath the water’s surface. An estimated 170 shipwrecks rest within 5 square nautical miles of Milwaukee’s shore – meaning customers of her dive charter business, Shipwreck Explorers, needn’t go far to experience the eeriness and […]

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