April 28, 2015

Lake Michigan Shipwrecks Visible From the Air

Living next to Lake Michigan for the last 30 years, this caught my eye. Amazing.

This 133-foot long wooden steamer, the Rising Sun, is in 6 to 12 feet of water just north of Pyramid Point, where she stranded on October 29, 1917. All 32 people on board were saved. (U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City )

Like other Great Lakes, Lake Michigan endures algal blooms fueled by agricultural runoff. Warmer temperatures will likely nurture the blooms and obscure the wrecks this summer, making these views particularly rare.

Lake Michigan is So Clear Right Now its Shipwrecks Are Visible From the Air | Smithsonian

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