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Michael D. Storey
07-11-2012, 11:27 PM
Judith and I are going to the northwest corner of Michigan's lower peninsula. I do remember, maybe last winter, reading right here in this very spot an article about the sea giving up her dead in the form of a large section of a schooner that went deep near where we are going to be. I seem to recollect that it was in a park. Does anyone remember any specifics?
Please accept my thanx in advance.
Storey

B_B
07-11-2012, 11:38 PM
You're welcome! Sadly I cannot be of any help, though it sounds like a lovely trip - enjoy!

Paul Pless
07-12-2012, 05:02 PM
My google-fu is strong. :D

http://media.mlive.com/news_impact/photo/10511985-large.jpg

Its washed up at Sleeping Bear Dunes.

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/02/140-year-old_shipwreck_fragmen.html

S/V Laura Ellen
07-12-2012, 06:20 PM
The Great Lakes are littered with these wrecks. As the sailing ship era was coming to an end, the ports were filled with derelict ships that could no longer pay their way. Many of these ships were towed out into the lake and scuttled. Many of these ships were burnt to the waterline to aid in the sinking.

Michael D. Storey
07-12-2012, 10:22 PM
My google-fu is strong. :D

http://media.mlive.com/news_impact/photo/10511985-large.jpg

Its washed up at Sleeping Bear Dunes.

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/02/140-year-old_shipwreck_fragmen.html

That's it, Man. Thnx. I have seen things shoved out of the sand on the Outer banks by bad storms; I have picked at wooden skeletons in the Falklands and on the Chilean coast. Showing this to Judith will reveal a heretofore unseen dark side

Michael D. Storey
07-13-2012, 08:36 PM
The Great Lakes are littered with these wrecks. As the sailing ship era was coming to an end, the ports were filled with derelict ships that could no longer pay their way. Many of these ships were towed out into the lake and scuttled. Many of these ships were burnt to the waterline to aid in the sinking.

I do remember an ish of The Mag that showed an exceptionally l;ow water level on one of the Western Lakes, and the frames of someone on the bottom broke through the water line, unseen for (what?) 80 years. Do not wonder why they call 'em the Great Lakes

Michael D. Storey
08-07-2012, 08:07 AM
So, Judith and I went to Sleeping Bear Dunes and to the spot, whereupon we were greeted with no wreckage. The sea has since swallowed up her dead, again. Considering the size of the pic originally posted, it is amazing that this could have happened. No more so, I reckon, than that the wreckage ended up on the beach in the first place. I wonder how many times over the years this piece of boat has made an appearance.
As an aside, not one of the park rangers had at any time taken the 1/2 mile beach front stroll to look at it; Only one with whom we spoke was aware that their park had indeed made national news with this.