Posts Tagged ‘national museum of the great lakes’

David VanZandt discovers Lake Erie shipwrecks: Erie Interviews

Meet David VanZandt, a literal rocket scientist who founded Cleveland Underwater Explorers, a group of archaeologists who discover and dive shipwrecks in Lake Erie. VanZandt and his friend Kevin Magee, both contractors for NASA, created the group they call CLUE more than 15 years ago. They research shipwrecks, pare down their locations and use side-scan…

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New shipwreck of Margaret Olwill discovered in Lake Erie

After 29 years of searching on-and-off, diver Rob Ruetschle found the shipwreck of the Margaret Olwill, a steam barge that sank carrying 900 tons of limestone from Kelleys Island to Cleveland in June 1899, the National Museum of the Great Lakes announced Thursday. The ship went down in a nor’easter, killing the captain, his wife…

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