Category Archives: Shipwreck Explorers

Carl D. Bradley split in two, sank 60 years ago, causing heartache for Michigan town

Carl D. Bradley is a big freighter that sunk in northern lake Michigan 60 years ago and sits 360 to 380ft deep.  This was an effort to push the slightly damaged ship for just one more trip that resulted in a tragedy.  Frank Mays, one of the wreck’s survivors still alive, plans to tell his […]

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Why the ‘White Hurricane’ of November 1913 was the Great Lakes’ worst disaster in history

The year 1913 was marked by a devastating multi-day bitter cold storm on the Great Lakes known as the ‘White Hurricane’.  Many ships and sailors were lost.  Read more…

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Under the Freshwater Seas: Divers explore the otherworldy realm of Great Lakes shipwrecks

Jitka Hanáková, captain of the Milwaukee-based charter Molly V, spends her time taking divers out on Lakes Huron, Superior, and Michigan to explore their shipwrecks, as well as to search for new wrecks. It was the Molly V that discovered the L.R. Doty in 2010, a steamship lost during a violent storm on Lake Michigan […]

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On this day (5/23) in 1956, DREDGE NO. 6 capsized and sank in Lake Michigan (Wisconsin Marine Historical Society)

On this day (5/23) in 1956, DREDGE NO. 6 capsized and sank in Lake Michigan about six and one-half miles southeast of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Because of weather conditions, it was being towed from an unprotected work site at the Oak Creek power plant to Milwaukee’s harbor. Nine of the 19 men on board died. Manitowoc […]

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Remembering the Daniel J. Morrell, a 1966 Great Lakes shipwreck lost to the gales of November

http://www.mlive.com/expo/erry-2018/04/6584b3a8243241/daniel_j_morrell.html

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