Long-Forgotten Shipwrecks Discovered in Lake Michigan’s Enchanting Waters

Recently, a handful of long-forgotten Lake Michigan shipwrecks were located by the U.S. Coast Guard. On a routine helicopter flight, pilots spotted the ships and immediately shared the captivating photos on Facebook.

It may be common to detect a wreck here and there, one pilot told NPR, “but not in the numbers we saw on that flight.”

Thanks to some perfect weather and melted winter ice, the waters were crystal-clear.

According to the state Department of Environmental Quality, there are estimated to be some 1,500 ships resting at the bottom of Lake Michigan. Some of these wrecks are thousands of years old, and like a time capsule, can provide important historical information. Not to mention, lost treasure. The majority of them still remain undiscovered