This years Festival is being held at The Embassy Suites in Livonia, Mi. We have secured discounted rates for attendees. To get this special rate book your room here.
This year will mark the 40th Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival. This Years show will be at The Embassy Suites in Livonia, Mi. We are excited to announce our line up for this years show. Tickets available at https://www.greatlakesshipwreckfestival.org/tickets
Mark Gammage “Discovery and Exploration of the Schooner Augustus Handy”
Dusty Klifman “Shipwreck Exploration in the Modern Age”
Dave Trotter “Two Brothers, Two Ships, Two Shipwrecks”
Terry Irvine “Off the Beaten Path” Shipwrecks of Lake Superior’s North Shore
Erik Petkovic “U-1105”
Kevin Ailes “In Pursuit of the Porcupine”
Chris Roth, Cindy and Mike Lynch “Ice Bound”
Jitka Hanakova “The Myron, Miztec and Zillah- In the Footsteps of Mariner Walter R. Neal”
Ric Mixter”Bottled Goodbyes”
Kevin Magee “Cornelia B Windiate- Lake Huron Mystery Ship”
The Ford Seahorses are proud to announce The 40th Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival will be on February 26th 2022! We are changing venues this year. The show will be held at The Embassy Suites in Livonia, MI. There will be special room rates for attendees. More details to follow.
For the 39th Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival, Saturday February 29, 2020, DiverdownDHR.com has made a special regulator to be raffled off at the end of the day. It is a restored USD Conshelf 14 with USD Octopus and a SP Gauge and all new Miflex hoses. Both the First and Second stage are cerakoted and powder coated in the Blue and Maize of the University of Michigan. The lever arm is also cerakoted to
reduce “cracking” pressure. Bench test performance matches or exceeds specification of top rated regulators available today. The value of the regulator is $800.00
The raffle tickets are available at the festival: 10 tickets for $10 and 30 tickets for $20.
See the pictures for details of the regulator system at DiverDownDHR.com or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for specifications and details.
Drawing for the regulator will be at the DiverDownDHR booth at the festival, February 29, 2020. You must be present to win.
Shipwreck stories are as old as writing itself, from the Babylonian quest of Gilgamesh to the earliest cuneiform mention of The Flood. Ric Mixter separates fact from fiction and shows the oldest artifacts ever discovered as well as Great Lakes legends. From Blackbeard to Titanic, you’re sure to learn something new in Ric’s newest presentation.
In 2019 a team of divers, historians and shipwreck enthusiasts found and identified a new shipwreck in northern Lake Michigan. Though the W.C. Kimball was not unlike many other vessels that sailed the inland seas during the late 1800’s, it is the condition she is in now, that makes her one of the most significant finds ever.
Cal Kothrade tells the story of how shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson found the Kimball, and of the diverse team that would eventually solve the mystery of what this sail away’s name is. Through video, photographs and artwork, Cal discusses the condition of the wreck today, and the forensic clues which led to its identification, as well as what the vessel’s final hours might have been like.
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival will be February 26th 2022!