Shipwrecks: Lake Huron, Michigan
I don't think I have ever seen shipwrecks as visually spectacular as in Presque Isle, Lake Huron.....well, ok, maybe in Truk--but that's the %$#*-tropics! As we spent a week diving incredible ships, sitting upright on the bottom in (literally) crystal clear (fresh!) water, I found myself continuously asking....'why am I diving in New Jersey again.....?'
Images from 2016 Great Lakes Trip
Presque Isle, Michigan, August 2016
I first dived in the Great Lakes in 2015, visiting the superb shipwrecks of Presque Isle, Michigan. This experience may have spoiled me forever: fabulous shipwrecks in an incredible state of preservation, combined with amazing visibility.....what more could a photographer/diver ask for? We returned again in 2016, and I expect that a yearly trip to the Great Lakes will now be a tradition!
|Divers exploring the foredeck of the schooner Typo with the bell still in place||Mike Powell inside the bowels of the wooden freighter Florida|
|Corneila B Windiate (w/ Mike Powell)||Constellation Cassiopeia rising behind the old Presque Isle lighthouse||Steel freighter Norman|
|Mike Boring with Corneila B Windiate helm||Broken stern of the Florida||Milky Way over Presque Isle marina|
The wrecks located in this region of Lake Huron are in a fabulous state of perservation. At one point as we were heading to the schooner Defiance, I jokingly said to Captain Brian Anderson, 'Another upright schooner with the masts still standing, is that all you have here!?' Our original plan on this trip was to spend half the week in Presque Isle, then move south to Thunder Bay....but as events unfolded we couldn't bear to leave the schooners and freighters of Presque Isle...Thunder Bay would have to wait!
|The broad, bluff bow of the schooner Defiance||The Typo's magnificent bowsprit and forward mast||The Defiance's stern and rudder|