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Behind The Scenes With Drain The Oceans
Imagine what you could see if we were to drain away the oceans to reveal what lies beneath them? That simple premise, first asked as a question to television executives several years ago, led to the top-rated National Geographic international televis
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SS President Coolidge
In February 1931, a huge ship slid down the slipway at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Virginia. The 653-foot-long hulk, which moments later splashed into the water, had a tonnage of 21,936 GRT (gross registered tons) and was to
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SS Pommerania: The Pride of the HAPAG-Lloyd Line
During my first visit to Dover in 2011, we were diving on virgin shipwrecks, but Tony Goodfellow wanted me to dive a real classic too, so he took me to the Pommerania. The Pommerania was an iron sail-steamship of the HAPAG line, which made the first
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In The Wake Of Dreadnoughts…
In the year 1906 a dramatic revolution befell the world’s navies. Great Britain, the world’s preeminent sea power, made her own fleet, and those of her rivals, instantly obsolete by launching HMS Dreadnought. All existing battleships quickly became k
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The Mystery of the “Dunkirk Schooner”
In the early fall of 2004, I was visiting my dear friend, admiralty attorney Peter Hess, in Wilmington, Delaware, for a couple of days. After a late night meeting and a driving tour of Wilmington, we stopped at his office as he wanted to show me his
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Ghost Ships of Truk Lagoon
The adventures to be experienced with the underwater exploration of the mysterious Ghost Fleet of Truk Lagoon remain unparalleled. The wrecks in this most famous of lagoons represent some of the most well-preserved shipwrecks in the world. Truk Lagoo
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110-year-old Great Lakes Shipwreck Mystery Solved
SAULT STE. MARIE — Before the winds began to rile a peaceful Lake Huron on April 29, 1909, there was much for the men aboard the Russia to talk about as the 231-foot [70-m]-long, package-freight vessel made her way from Port Huron to Alpena, Michigan
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Oland
Oland is an island on the Swedish east coast in the Baltic Sea. The island is 150 km long so there is a lot to see. If there are bad weather conditions on one end, you can always drive to the other end so you can make the most of your stay. Accommoda
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The Emperor of Isle Royale
Lake Superior is the largest, the deepest, the coldest, and the wildest of the five enormous Great Lakes. The largest island in Lake Superior, named by early French explorers Isle Royale, or royal island, due to its vast size, retains the wilderness
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WRECKommendations
By Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg Georgian Bay is situated in the northeastern arm of Lake Huron and is located entirely within the borders of Ontario, Canada. Georgian Bay is beautiful with rugged bedrock and white pine forests to the north, sandy beac
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From the Debris Fueld…
Wreck enthusiasts are invited to submit short pieces of information about a shipwreck currently in the news in their general area. Perhaps there is not enough information, or not enough archival and/or underwater images, to submit it as a full-length
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Within Reach:The Wreck of Passenger Lake Steamer
Moosehead Lake, located in the north Maine woods near the little town of Greenville Junction, is the largest lake in the state and largest mountain lake in the eastern U.S. It is almost forty miles long and covers an impressive 118 square miles. The
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A Gentleman’s War
here are more shipwrecks in the English Channel – per square mile of the cold, deep waters between Great Britain and France – than in other locations in the world. The huge volume of shipping traffic has made the Channel a very busy waterway, with th
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A World War II Wreck in Lebanon – The Submarine Souffleur
A few years ago, I became interested in submarine wrecks, and, in my research, a name appeared - Souffleur. It was a name I did not know, that I had not seen anywhere, and which sank in Lebanon. After a few months of preparation, my friend Erwan and
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WRECKommendations
Written by Erik A. Petkovic, Sr. Author Erik Petkovic has done it again! He has followed up his last book, Shipwrecks of Lake Erie Volume One, with this new, informative, and well-written book, Lake Erie Technical Wreck Diving Guide. Lake Erie is a w
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In Memoriam
It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that I must write this column. My good friend, mentor, and a great friend of Wreck Diving Magazine, Robert “Bob” F. Marx has passed away. Most of you know Bob because he was a world-renowned underwater archae
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From the Debris Field…
Wreck divers are invited to submit short pieces of information about a shipwreck currently in the news in their general area. Perhaps there is not enough information, or not enough archival and/or underwater images, to submit it as a full-length arti
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Skeletons In The Sand
The thrill of shipwreck discovery is often found beneath the water. The excitement of discovery, whether you are the first diver or the most recent, comes as you drop down in the ocean or at the bottom of a lake or river. That being said, diving, esp
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Shedding Light on a Dark Sinking – the MANASOO!
In the summer of 2017, a well-equipped dive boat with three determined divers on board searched patiently for a shipwreck in Lake Huron’s lower Georgian Bay, running parallel tracks over the water with approximately 1000 feet (300 metres) of distance
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The Anglo-Patagonian
This 5017-ton, gross tonnage cargo ship was built in 1910 by Short Brothers Ltd. from Sunderland, England, for Nitrate Producers SS Co., Ltd. The hull, made of riveted metal sheets, was 123.4m long and 16.09m wide. Four boilers fed the quadruple expa
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Hms P311: A “Special Forces” Royal Navy Submarine Sunk In Wwii
Mediterranean Sea, January 1943 We were in the middle of a world war that was fought with maximum effort and sacrifice from all parties. As with any war, every possible way to attack the enemy becomes “legal,” and all sides were in a tight race to fi
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WRECK Ommendations
Florida’s Lost Galleon: The Emanuel Point Shipwreck Edited by Rodger Smith Florida waters have long been considered a treasure hunters’ paradise as there are many Spanish Galleons and other historical vessels that have met their fate and wrecked ther
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From the Debris Fieldw….
Wreck divers are invited to submit short pieces of timely information about a shipwreck in their general area. Perhaps there is not enough information, or not enough archival and/or underwater images, to submit it as a full-length article, so this Fr
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The Yacht Gunilda
The Gunilda has been said to be one of the most beautiful shipwrecks in the Great Lakes according to many divers. The wreck sits in 270ft/82m in Lake Superior’s dark depths. It took years to build up the experience I’d need to finally visit the wreck
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Curse Of The Albatross
Having reached the stern section of the wreck, I knew many champagne bottles could possibly be found there, apparently still with their wire and lead-sealed numbers stamped and clearly visible. During the early exploration dives when this wreck was f
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Capsized on Lake Ontario!
It makes sense to clear up, as early as possible, a misconception about a sailing ship named the R. H. Rae – namely the source of its name. One maritime attempt made at this feat in the modern era suggests that the ship was “named after and owned by
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Sea Hunt - Myth And Imagination
Sea Hunt’s Mike Nelson took us where we only dreamed about: sea monsters, mermaids, Blackbeard’s treasure, a sub with Hitler’s body. We saw mysterious Mayan pools, a sacred alligator, and a mystical drug that could cure men’s minds. There was a tale
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Discovery Of The Ss Clifton: Lake Huron’s Lost Whaleback
Lake Huron, with over 23,000 square miles of surface area, holds secrets. The Great Lakes have been recognized as the world’s greatest fresh-water transportation system, providing some of man’s most inexplicable and eerie unsolved mysteries. Great sh
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Attack on Coron Bay: Exploring World War II Shipwrecks in the Philippines
The down line disappeared into the murky waters of Coron Bay in the Philippines and, with 25-foot visibility, we simply had to trust that eventually it would lead us to our objective. Slowly, hand over hand, we descended into the warm waters of the b
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Steel On The Bottom-the Wreck Of The George J. Whelan
The George Whelan had a short life in comparison to other vessels of her time. However, in the 20 years between her launching in 1910 and her ultimate foundering in 1930, she left quite a legacy on the Great Lakes. Having endured five name changes, t
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