A Coast Guard patrol was able to spot the wrecks in clear waters of Lake Michigan. The waters of the lake gets crystal clear when the lake’s ice melts that one can see the shipwrecks of the 133-foot long steamer, The Rising Sun and a doomed vessel, The James McBride, right from the sky.
The Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City posted a number of pictures to their Facebook page stating that a crew was out on a routine patrol when they could see five ships, three from which remain unidentified.
Facebook page stating that a crew was out on a routine patrol when they could see five ships, three from which remain unidentified.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality states, “An estimated 6,000 vessels were lost on the Great Lakes with approximately 1,500 of these ships located in Michigan waters.”
This year the waters are especially transparent which creates a unique opportunity to bring into view the wrecks that are decades and even centuries old.