Normally shipwreck searches involve the open water or library. Ric Mixter knew an approximate location of a shipwreck through a series of unique photographs that showed the final voyage of the Edward Skeele. He turned to the internet to help him locate the debris field of where the ship lies today and he uncovered more than he bargained for. Ric will share the connection of the Skeele to the Christmas Tree Ship, the collision and loss of the Viator and a newly located German U-Boat.
The Amazing Sunken WWII Planes North PNG’s The north side of Papau New Guinea was the location of some of the fiercest battles of the South Pacific. Join Jim and Pat Stayer as they dive 6 different WWII plane wrecks. The program highlights a couple of American B-25s with their incredible stories; one in the jungle and one in crocodile infested waters. They dove on Japanese Petes, a Zero, and a Kate. The program also includes an Australia’s Catalina
This year is the 200th anniversary of the Walk in the Waters arrival at Detroit. The Walk in the Water was also the first steamboat to sink in a November storm. What were the forces behind the development and building of this amazing ship and how did this single voyage change everything on the Great lakes?
Mark Your Calendars for March 2nd 2019. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival Returns to Washtenaw Community College.
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival is a annual program held in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The show opens at 830am and runs till 5pm. With an exhibition hall and 2 presentation halls giving hour long talks about various topics. Held at the Washtenaw Community College 4800 East Huron Dr. Ann Arbor, MI
Dive the Great Lakes
Learn what it takes to dive the Great Lakes! See some of the thousands of wrecks that lay on the bottom of these lakes. Hear their history and what it takes to find and identify the wrecks from the shipwreck hunters themselves. See the latest in discoveries from the Great Lakes.
Dive the World
We offer a varied selection of dive destinations so you can experience exotic locations from the comfort of the auditorium. Travel the world through the eyes of our presenters. Maybe you will find your next must see destination.
Technical & Educational Seminars
Hear about the latest advances in dive equipment. Learn new techniques to improve your diving skills. Ever wonder what it takes to make that award winning photo?
Information is coming almost daily announcing the programs being presented at the 2017 Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival. Announcements will be made over the course of the next week, so check the Program page of our website frequently for updates as they happen!