Tag Archives: Capt. Jitka Hanakova

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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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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Trip report: World-class wreck diving in Presque Isle, MI with Shipwreck Explorers

… I just got back from 4 days of diving in Presque Isle, Michigan.  It was some of the best and well preserved wreck diving that I’ve ever done. Seriously the diving up in Presque Isle, MI and in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is so worth the trip that I’m already thinking of skipping a […]

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