History on the water; a look at shipwreck tours
- On 06/07/2012
- In Parks & Protected Sites
By Yona Gavino - Upper Michigans source
Munising is alive with maritime history, and between 15,000 and 18,000 people a year view the turn-of-the-century shipwrecks that rest on a watery grave on the bottom of Lake Superior.
Shipwreck Tours offers daytime and sunset tours.
Below this glass viewing area rests The Bermuda. It's a fully-intact vessel that sank in the mid 1800s and it's sitting upright in almost 30 feet of water.
Jessica Carrasco of South Lyon, Michigan says it's her first time visiting the Upper Peninsula.
"I love the water. I love all the lakes," said Carrasco. "I think the weather's been perfect. It's not too hot, it's not too cold. It's perfect, and all the views are awesome around the lakes. All you see is the natural land."
During the daytime tour, Captain Theresa Karr narrated the history of the doomed vessels, and this season is the tour's 20th anniversary on the water.