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Shipwreck group presents program about search for the S.S. Michigan


HOLLAND -- Three years ago, a group of shipwreck searchers discovered the remains of a sunken 230-foot wooden freighter off the Saugatuck coastline.

This year, the same Holland-area group will be looking deep into Lake Michigan again in hopes of finding more historical treasure.

Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates will work with a well-known Great Lakes shipwreck expert this month to survey a section of Lake Michigan bottomland off Holland using side-scan sonar. Their hope is to find the S.S. Michigan, a 204-foot iron-hulled steamer that sank in the winter of 1885 after being stuck in ice for 42 days.   more...


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