Shipwreck

A Hero on the SS Phoenix

A Hero on the SS Phoenix

“Fire! Fire!” David Blish awoke with a start. Fire was always dangerous in the 1800s, but out on Lake Michigan, in the dead of night and on a wooden steamship, it could be a death sentence. Footsteps pounded back and forth outside of his cabin door. Scrambling to get...

Diving Lake Michigan Shipwrecks

Diving Lake Michigan Shipwrecks

I spend a lot of time diving the Great Lakes, and Lake Michigan in particular. I know a lot of people who follow Blueyes Below are not divers themselves. Being able to share what I do with others who haven’t done it is one of the things I really enjoy. I’m often...

Diving Deep to the W.C. Kimball Shipwreck

Diving Deep to the W.C. Kimball Shipwreck

By May of 1891 in Manistee, Michigan, the sigh of relief from the end of winter had given way to an uncertain spring. It had been drier than normal which resulted in a number of forest fires. The air was filled with smoke, and the Lumber Barons of Northern Michigan...

At least 1000 Shipwrecks in Lake Michigan

At least 1000 Shipwrecks in Lake Michigan

Since the 1600s, the Great Lakes have been a link between North America and Europe. The French, English and Spanish all claimed various parts of the lakes at one point or another. Exploration moved westward, and in its wake followed settlement that grew into commerce....