Lake Michigan Dive, Straits of Mackinac and Wells Burt

Lake Michigan Dive. This weekend we went to dive on Lake Michigan to Straits of Mackinac first and to Wells Burt second. It was only about an hour drive by boat from Shedd Aquarium to the Straits of Mackinac. Intentionally sunk in 2003, this 204′ car ferry offers something for every diver. Sitting upright in 82 feet of water , the “Straits” has become Chicago’s premier dive site. I used drysuit for both dives. The water temperature was 47f in 80 feet of water. We spent about 30 min underwater and did some penetration into the Straits of Mackinac. The Wells Burt is only 20 min away and it is sitting in 40 feet of water. This three masted schooner was built in 1873. Though she sank in 1883, she is considered by many to be one of the best shipwrecks in Illinois waters.The hole trip took about 4 hours.
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