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April we decided to purchase
a ROV to make shipwreck research a lot easier. The ROV has been working
out exactly the way we had hoped it would. Before the ROV, the technical
divers would descend to depths of slightly less than 400 feet (39 degree
water) and wonder where they were on the shipwreck. With the robot the
divers will know exactly where they are on the shipwreck, which will make
diving to those depths more comfortable.
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Ocean Sands Scuba, LLC
780 Columbia Ave
Holland, MI 49423
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Ocean Sands Scuba Shipwreck Research Fund
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We have found several shipwrecks in Lake
Michigan, since 2002. We were almost to the end of the season (October 2003)
and the last day of hunting we came across a large object with the side scan
the depth sounder was giving us great bumps coming off the bottom about 30'
in height. We were in disbelief at to what our sophisticated equipment
was showing us. We only had one more day to get out and scan and video tape.
Meanwhile, we were studying the side scans of what we came across.
Then next couple of weeks we were trying
to get out on the lake, the weather would not cooperate with us. Finally,
the day before the boat is put away we were able to get out on the lake.
We found out that the sophisticated equipment was working correctly and did
find three large shipwrecks. This Spring we will be back at it again researching,
documenting, and hunting for more clues at to what we have found.
Side Scans of two large objects.
Side Scan of Inverse Image
The summer went very well. We found
a small 30' (in length) shipwreck and have sonar images of it. We also came
across a large object with the depth sounder, but did not get a sonar
image, however we have the exact GPS coordinates of the object. There is
so much out there that people have not found yet.
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