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Cold snap has Great Lakes icing up fast, grinding freighters to a halt

The Great Lakes cumulatively went from 3.3% to 9.4% ice covered in just five days, from Dec. 22 through Wednesday, with continued cold temperatures expected to keep that number rising quickly. The Great Lakes at this time last year had just 3.2% ice cover — and a scant 0.3% ice cover at this time in […]

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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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Diver shares what it’s like to photograph Great Lakes shipwrecks

Listen to Becky Kagan Schott as she describes her passion for diving and documenting shipwrecks in the Great Lakes from the time she first dived several shipwrecks 23 years ago in murky brown Lake Erie to coming back seven years ago into much clearer waters, due to the zebra and quagga mussels, in Lake Erie, […]

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MYSTERY SOLVED | ‘S.S. Clifton’ discovered in Lake Huron

It’s been a long search.  Trotter has spent at least 30 year searching for the S.S. Clifton but it alluded him and other shipwreck hunters.  In the 40 years of shipwreck hunting Trotter found many significant shipwrecks meanwhile and some of them divers have the privilege to dive and document.  “The Clifton was the only […]

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Researchers discover 2 century-old shipwrecks in Lake Huron

Two shipwrecks more than a century old have been found in the deep waters of Lake Huron, Maritime archaeologists announced Friday. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary officials said they recently confirmed the identities of the wooden freighter Ohio and steel-hulled steamer Choctaw. Researchers from the Alpena, Michigan-based federal sanctuary found what they believed to be […]

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