Category Archives: Recreational Shipwreck Diving Blog

‘Mooring Buoys’ Being Placed in Lake Huron to Preserve Shipwrecks

It’s buoy season and that means underwater lake action. Divers from the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary are out on a mission to persevere shipwrecks in Lake Huron. “The ‘mooring buoys’ are really the best way of protecting these shipwrecks. Typically a lot of divers in the past would drop their anchors into that wreck […]

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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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Wisconsin is Trying to Turn Lake Michigan Shipwrecks Into an ‘Underwater National Park’

The waters off Wisconsin’s east coast hold treasures known and yet-undiscovered, with hundreds of sunken ships resting for decades – some for well over a century – on Lake Michigan’s floor. A federal push to create essentially an underwater national park would protect an especially interesting stretch of water, sending divers and researchers down under […]

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Spring is best time to check out shipwrecks in Lake Michigan

Most Great Lakes shipwrecks have taken place in October and November, as winter winds began to settle in. But springtime offers some of the best water clarity to go underwater to view them.  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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