Century-old Shipwrecks Revealed Off the Coast of Lake Michigan

April 20, 2015 6:40 PM

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Century-old Shipwrecks Revealed Off the Coast of Lake Michigan

Anglers who frequent Lake Michigan’s shoreline may be in for a special surprise over the weeks to come. With the ice gone and the lake once again returning to the crystal clear, blue waters that it is known for, residents of northern Michigan can see the remnants of old shipwrecks off the shore. A patrol from the US Coast Guard Station at Traverse City recently sighted at least two century-old wrecks near Sleeping Bear Point. The area is part of the Manitou Passage, an underwater preserve that has become the final resting ground for many submerged ships.

“During a routine patrol this past Friday, an aircrew captured these photos of a handful of the many shipwrecks along the Lake Michigan shoreline,” the Coast Guard Station wrote on its Facebook. “These photos were taken near Sleeping Bear Point northeast along the shoreline to Leland, Michigan up to...

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