Sun, Sep 23 | Mackinac Straits Island & Diving Charter

SHIPWRECK DIVING - Mackinac, September 23, 2018

Join Dive & Glide, and Mackinac Straits Diving Charters to dive the Cedarville and Sandusky.
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SHIPWRECK DIVING - Mackinac, September 23, 2018

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2018, 1:00 PM
Mackinac Straits Island & Diving Charter, 601 N State St, St Ignace, MI 49781, USA

About the Event

Cost for this dive charter is $140. This ticket fee is non-refundable, unless dives are cancelled due to weather conditions.

Divers will complete two dives; we'll be diving the wrecks noted below. All divers are expected to provide their own dive gear. If divers need gear for the day, it may be rented from Dive & Glide at half the regular rental fee. Divers needed gear must make arrangements for gear rental at least one week prior to diving.

All students must complete required paperwork, must be in good physical condition and must have a SCUBA Open Water Diver certification PRIOR TO DIVING. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will contact you about how to proceed with finalizing your registration.

If you have any questions, please call us at (989) 892-5771.

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Shipwreck descriptions courtesy of Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Preserve:

Cedarville ~ Built in 1927, the Cedarville is the third largest freighter lost on the Great Lakes (after the Edmund Fitzgerald and the Carl Bradley). This 600 foot ship sank in a tragic accident on May 7, 1965 in Lake Huron. An ocean-going Norwegian freighter collided midships with the Cedarville in foggy weather. Ten men died when she rolled and sank in 37 degree water. The Cedarville lies on her starboard side broken nearly in two in 105 feet of water. Because she is partly inverted, divers can become disoriented on her. The hull can be reached at about 40 feet. The bow and stern sections are generally both buoyed. Divers can visit the pilothouse and large holds. The unloader arm lies extended on the bottom. The stern features the galley and crew quarters.

Sandusky ~ This small, 110 foot brig, built in 1848, was lost in a storm in Lake Michigan with all hands on September 20, 1856. She sits upright with a figurehead still gracing her prow. Over the years before it was made illegal, many of her artifacts were removed by divers. Still, she is an imposing site to visit and is very popular with less experienced divers since she sits in 80 feet of water and her deck can be reached at 70 feet.

Maitland. The graceful, 141 foot schooner Maitland was built in Canada and launched in 1861. She was converted to American ownership in 1867 and was carrying a load of corn when she collided with two ships on June 11, 1871. She survived a glancing blow by the first but was struck hard on her starboard bow by the second and she sank quickly in Lake Michigan in 85 feet of water. Her masts are gone but her hull is intact except for the impact site. Visiting divers can see her windlass and many deck fittings. The remains of her deck cabin rest on the bottom at her starboard stern.

For more information about the Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Preserve, visit http://www.michiganpreserves.org/straits.htm

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