Tag Archives: Great Lakes diving

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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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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Researchers discover 2 century-old shipwrecks in Lake Huron

Two shipwrecks more than a century old have been found in the deep waters of Lake Huron, Maritime archaeologists announced Friday. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary officials said they recently confirmed the identities of the wooden freighter Ohio and steel-hulled steamer Choctaw. Researchers from the Alpena, Michigan-based federal sanctuary found what they believed to be […]

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