Category Archives: Shipwreck Explorers

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

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WBKB Learns Interesting Facts of the Monohansett

Interview with Stephanie Gandulla as she describes the shipwreck Monohansett out of Alpena, MI.  It’s a shallow wreck at snorkeling depth but the water can be crystal clear since it’s out of the bay by the Thunderbay island.  Interesting story about the helmsman getting thrown into the lake by a wave during a storm and […]

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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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Gunilda, Great Lakes Deep Diving Pinnacle

Early this Sept. Becky and Capt. Jitka Hanakova ventured out to northern Lake Superior to dive the Gunilda and Judge Hart shipwrecks.  Lake Superior is mysterious, cold, and dark and the shipwrecks are perfectly preserved.  Not even any mussels covering up the details.  On top of it, these two wrecks are completely intact with cabins, […]

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