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Posted on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 1:37 p.m.

Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival to examine the mysteries of the deep

By Ann Dwyer

Explore the mysteries and tragedies of the water at the 32nd Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival on Saturday.

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Learn about the formerly-unsolved mysteries of shipwrecks, including the story of the "New York" lost in Lake Huron in 1910 and the loss of the tug "Anna Dobbins" in Saginaw Bay in 1886. Hear the story of the "Keystone State," a large wooden steamer that disappeared with its entire crew in 1861, and many other fascinating stories of Michigan's lakes.

Other programs will feature a variety of international dives from the Philippines and south-central Indonesia. There will also be video and still images of colorful and unusual marine life.

The event also includes book signings and exhibits from local maritime artists, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, local dive shops, travel companies and other dive-related companies.

Saturday, March 2, 2013. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For ticket information or program details, visit, call 734-459-8476, or e-mail In Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Building at 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor.



Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 2:06 p.m.

I agree with someone elses observation that $20-$25 is too pricey and will stop me from attending.

Homeland Conspiracy

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 4:04 a.m.

20 dollars (in advance) REALLY........ $20.00 (in advance) I was thinking this might be cool to check out but not $20.00 (in advance) or $25.00 at the door cool

An Arborigine

Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 8:23 p.m.

Exploration was hampered when investigators realized that "This stuff is like totally immersed under 100 or more feet of water"!