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Melting Waters of Lake Michigan Disclose Many Shipwrecks Underneath

Melting Waters of Lake Michigan Disclose Many Shipwrecks Underneath

Melting Waters of Lake Michigan Disclose Many Shipwrecks Underneath

This is amazing view indeed. Ice is melting in the Lake Michigan and water is so clear that you can see the surface below the blue water.

While this happens almost every year and people enjoy the spectacle. But what happened at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City this year was beyond anyone’s imagination.

They were on a routine lookout for something and when they actually realized what it was they were simply startled. There were many shipwrecks along the shoreline that no one had actually spotted anytime in the past. Officials were so much mesmerized that they took photos near Sleeping Bear Point northeast along the shoreline to Leland.lake_michigan_shipwreck

Experts are of the opinion that while shipwrecks are not necessarily something new but they are seldom visible due to the depth of the lake. Reports suggest that in the year 2012, a part of the Jennie and Annie Schooner was uncovered. According to Laura Quackenbush, a spokeswoman for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the level of the water and the lakeshore’s currents sometimes change, storms occur and all these factors may cause the erosion of the beach. This pushes the shipwrecks either ashore or offshore.

There is no denying the fact that this place may be a treasure trove of shipwrecks. According to researchers, the waters of Michigan Lake are filled with such fragments of ships from the 19th or 20th century. Due to its width (22.400 square miles), the lake stood as an important area that connected Canada and Midwestern states to other parts of the world, according to a representative of the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association. Therefore, it is no wonder some of the ships sank and their skeletons have remained buried into the lake’s waters.

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