Tag Archives: Great Lakes diving

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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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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‘Mooring Buoys’ Being Placed in Lake Huron to Preserve Shipwrecks

It’s buoy season and that means underwater lake action. Divers from the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary are out on a mission to persevere shipwrecks in Lake Huron. “The ‘mooring buoys’ are really the best way of protecting these shipwrecks. Typically a lot of divers in the past would drop their anchors into that wreck […]

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