Tag Archives: Michigan

NOAA Expands Thunder Bay’s Shipwreck Alley Sanctuary Tenfold

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is increasing the size of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron from 448 square miles to 4,300 square miles, doubling the number the number of shipwrecks protected to 200. Located in … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Diving the Wreck of the Steamer Florida in Lake Huron off Presque Isle, Michigan

In a dense fog, at about 9:00 AM on May 20, 1899, the 270-foot steamer Florida was nearly cut in half by the George W. Roby. The ship is sitting upright approximately 200 feet below the surface of Lake Huron, off … Continue reading

Posted in History, Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Diving the Wreck of the Steamer Florida in Lake Huron off Presque Isle, Michigan

Michigan’s Great Lakes offer ‘the best shipwreck diving in the world’

When, many, many years ago, I moved from Florida to Michigan to go to school,  I stopped scuba diving entirely.  I had learned to dive in the warm and clear waters of the Florida keys. Why would I want to dive … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Michigan’s Great Lakes offer ‘the best shipwreck diving in the world’