Tag Archives: Lake Michigan

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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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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Wreck hunters say they’ve discovered 133-year-old shipwreck in Lake Michigan

MILWAUKEE — There are an estimated 2,500 shipwrecks in Lake Michigan and about 1,000 of them are still missing! Now, a local boat captain and her team say they’ve discovered a wreck missing for more than a century. They invited FOX6 along for their first dive.  Read more…

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Spring is best time to check out shipwrecks in Lake Michigan

Most Great Lakes shipwrecks have taken place in October and November, as winter winds began to settle in. But springtime offers some of the best water clarity to go underwater to view them.  Read more…

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