What Was Discovered At The Bottom Of Lake Michigan Will Give You Chills
When most folks consider legendary shipwrecks, they think of the Mediterranean or the Caribbean. It’s in these waters where old Spanish boats and well preserved pirate ships sank to the base of the the sea with holds full of treasure waiting to be found.
Nevertheless, there’s a veritable treasure trove of submerged boats at the bottom of Lake Michigan.
Most of Lake Michigan”s shipwrecks are in one place near the coast, called the Manitou Passage Underwater Preserve. The shipwrecks are observable from the air on a calm day, like the two seen in the picture below.
During the summertime, these ghostly remains of great boats have gotten popular diving destinations for tourists over the last few years.
It might appear odd, but the Coast Guard has not still identified many of the shipwrecks along the Manitou Passage Underwater Preserve, including the one
Others are well known, like the 121 foot. The boat sank during a storm in October 1857.
Based on the Coast Guard, the McBride was on a return trip to Chicago when strong winds pushed the nine-year old boat into the shallows.
(via Facebook, Mental Floss)
I never understood the water in Lake Michigan was clear. We must remember that they were inhabited by poor souls who lost their lives when their boats went down, while those crashes are breathless.