Category Archives: Shipwreck Discoveries

The White Whale for Great Lakes Shipwreck Hunters by Sarah Kramer, Bryce Gray, Lizz Giordano, and Anne Arntson

Inside the consuming obsession with finding the 300-year-old Griffon.  Read more…

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Lake Michigan holds stories and mysteries beneath her waves

… One story attributed to the mysterious triangle was of flight 2501. In 1950 the Northwest Orient flight left New York’s La Guardia bound for it’s first stop in Minneapolis. When suddenly the flight disappeared. Contact with the plane was lost after it crossed Benton Harbor, MI. The plane went down with all 58 souls […]

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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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