Monday, August 7, 2017

Shipwreck Coast, Michigan Upper Peninsula-- Part 1:

From the July 30, 2017, Chicago Tribune "Sunken Treasures" by Chris McNamara.

Kind of sounds like a place you might find in a "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie.

Of course, shipwrecks were my second favorite thing when  I was growing up (after Fort Fisher and the Civil War).  I even thought about taking up diving and looking for shipwrecks (and especially sunken treasure).

This article immediately caught my eye.

The Shipwreck Coast is a stretch of shallow waters at the southern end of Lake Superior by Michigan's Upper Peninsula that is littered with the wrecks of hundreds of doomed vessels.  Sean Levy of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum estimates that out of 600 Lake Superior shipwrecks, a third are clustered here between Munsing and Paradise, Michigan, where the museum sits on Whitefish Point.

Wasn't this the area where the Edmund Fitzgerald sank?

Well, I might like to go shipwreck hunting here, but not really.  That water is way too cold.


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