Coast Guard Aircraft Spots 100-Year-Old Shipwrecks

April 20, 2015 5:26 PM

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A helicopter from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Traverse City, Mich. station was on a routine patrol mission over northern Lake Michigan Friday, when crew members noticed a chilling sight.

Beneath the crystal clear waters of the lake — now free of ice, but still just above freezing — they could see the wreckage of numerous lost ships on the lake bottom. They took a series of photos and posted them to the station’s Facebook page, and invited local historical buffs to help them identify...

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