As Climate Changes And The Water Clears Hundreds Of Shipwrecks Are Found In Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is one of the largest and most popular among the five Great Lakes of North America. It has been home to many ports and thousands of ships have crossed these waters. And believe it or not but thousands of ships have also sunk here. The weather on these waters has always been unpredictable and the reason why so many ships have sunk here.

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Now, it has turned into a graveyard for old ships and steamboats. With the waters recently clearing the shipwrecks can be seen from the surface.

1Lake Michigan

It is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and is the second-largest of the Great Lakes by volume. It is the only one of the Great Lakes located entirely within the territory of the United States. There are many ports along its shore that include Chicago, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, etc.

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2A long history

Lake Michigan has been a route for travel and trade for decades. It is no hidden fact that there have been multiple shipwrecks on this great lake. A rare miracle sometimes occurs on this lake when the water becomes crystal clear and that’s when all the shipwrecks that have been buried underwater are revealed.

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3A great discovery

When the waters turned clear a great discovery was made. All the ships that had sunk here were visible. This was an incredible sight. You don’t need to go deep-sea diving to see what’s down there as it is visible from the surface. This is a rare but unique sight.

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4There are a number of popular ships sunk here

Lake Michigan is home to a number of famous shipwrecks. It was during the European exploration into the area in the late 17th century that a number of ships took this route. Most would make it back safe and sound but some would not be that lucky. It is estimated that over 1,000 ships sunk here.

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5Lady Elgin

Lady Elgin sunk here on September 8, 1860. It had a crew of over 300 people all of whom died during the sinking. This was the incident that saw the introduction of a law mandating that all ships crossing the Great Lakes must have running lights. The wreck was discovered in 1989 by a shipwreck enthusiast named Harry Zych.

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