“New” Shipwrecks Appearing In Lake Michigan’s Unusually Clear Water

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Shipwreck James McBride: The 121 foot brig James McBride ran aground during a storm on October 19, 1857. Her remains lie in 5 to 15 feet of water near Sleeping Bear Point. Photo Via USCG

During a routine US Coast Guard patrol in April, assisted by unusually clear visibility, an aircrew captured these amazing photos of newly emerging shipwrecks along the Lake Michigan shoreline. These photos were taken near Sleeping Bear Point northeast along the shoreline to Leland, Michigan up to Northport. Information on the shipwrecks is scarce, the USCG is asking all mariners to please post information to their facebook page if you recognize any of the photographed sites.You can find info on some of the wrecks posted here.

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Unknown Shipwreck – Photo Via USCG
ising Sun: This 133 foot long wooden steamer stranded just north of Pyramid Point on October 29, 1917. She went to pieces and her wreckage now rests in 6 to 12 feet of water. Photo Via USC
ising Sun: This 133 foot long wooden steamer stranded just north of Pyramid Point on October 29, 1917. She went to pieces and her wreckage now rests in 6 to 12 feet of water. Photo Via USC