Shipwrecks of the Upper Great Lakes: Widescreen DVD
We are in our home state of Michigan for this edition of Dive Travel. Many have asked us to dive and explore a few of the thousands of shipwrecks in the northern part of our Great Lakes.
On this show we visit eight wrecks, two in Lake Michigan: the Eber Ward, sunk in 1909;and the Sandusky, sunk in 1856 during the civil war. We visit two in Lake Huron: the Cedarville, the third largest shipwreck in the Great Lakes, sunk in 1965;and the William Barnnam. In Lake Superior, just off Munising, we visit four: the Steven M. Selvick, a 71 city class tugboat;the Herman H. Hettler, a 200 three-masted steam barge;the Smith Moore, a 226 wooden hulled steamer;and the Bermuda, a 145 schooner.
The Lower Peninsula is connected to the upper peninsula of Michigan by way of the mighty Mackinac Bridge, built in 1957 as the worlds longest suspension bridge at five miles long. Today it still holds the title as the third longest in the world. Topside we tour Mackinaw City, St Ignace, and Mackinac Island, an island locked Somewhere in Time where the movie was filmed.
We take an exciting, open air bi-plane flight over the Mackinac Bridge and Sault Ste. Marie and the world famous Soo Locks. We will also tour some of the areas historic light houses, Tahquamenon Falls, then visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point on Lake Superior. We culminate our visit in Munising where we dive at the Alger Underwater Diving Preserve and take a breathtaking sunset cruise along the famous Pictured Rocks National Shoreline. So, sit back and enjoy the adventure!