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Ironsides wreck
LakeshoreDM - 9/12/2009 7:08 AM
Thursday morning I was invited out to dive on the shipwreck Ironsides, 4 miles off of Grand Haven, MI in 120 feet of water. The Ironsides is an old wooden cargo steamer that sank in 1873. Conditions at the dive site are best usually when there is an East wind to knock down the swells on the surface. Thursday there were swells less than 1 foot when we started and almost dead flat when we finished. Currently there is now buoy on the wreck so we had to depend on our GPS coordinates, which dropped u...
Northern Michigan Weekend
LakeshoreDM - 7/13/2009 7:06 PM
Last weekend I had a great weekend of diving in the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. We began the diving Saturday early afternoon in Charlevoix, MI diving the wreck of the Keuka. An old timber framed boat that had been used as a speakeasy during prohibition, some of the equipment and gauges still in place. The Keuka rests in 45 feet of water in Lake Charlevoix with the deck at 25 feet, and the bottom at 45 feet. The wreck is open and easily penetrated with proper training and equipment. Vis...
Week of the 4th
LakeshoreDM - 7/05/2009 12:01 PM
This has been a good week of diving. Assisted with four open water certification dives on Tuesday & Wednesday. Then had an 86 minute dive on Thursday and found a pair of old bottles. One from Johnson’s Dairy in Muskegon, MI, and the other from the Muskegon Brewing Co. that dates from around the 1910’s to 1920’s. Followed by a 65 minute dive in Lake Michigan on Saturday at the Muskegon South Pier. I look forward to another good week of diving next week diving maybe Tuesday at Wolf Lake Thursday a...
Rockaway Wreck
LakeshoreDM - 6/15/2009 11:02 AM
Sunday, I went with a couple of divers from Lakeshore Scuba to South Haven, MI to dive the wreck of the Rockaway, and an artificial reef. We dove from the 1945 fishing tug Elsie J., not the fastest boat, but a good boat to dive from with a friendly and courteous Captain and crew. The Rockaway was a 107 foot scow scooner built in 1866 that sank in 1891. The wreck although broken up rests on the bottom of Lake Michigan in 65-70 feet of water. Part of the wreck lies covered from the shifting sands,...
Henry Cort Wreck
LakeshoreDM - 6/11/2009 7:59 AM
Diving tonight on the Henry Cort wreck, a 300’ whaleback steamer that grounded on the North Muskegon (MI) Breakwall during a storm. The ship subsequently broke apart and sank in 30-40 feet of water. Hopefully the rain will break off and the favorable east wind will continue through dive time at 6:30 pm....