Lake Michigan is So Clear Right Now You Can See Shipwrecks from the Air

By Mihai Andrei, ZMEScience – A Coast Guard patrol reported that Lake Michigan’s shallow waters are so clear that  you can actually see the shipwrecks on the bottom of the lake, until sediments stir up the water and algae blooms develop. Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one that’s completely on US soil.  It is the second-largest of the Great Lakes by volume and the third-largest by surface area, but it’s definitely large enough to have some ships navigate it. Sadly though, some ships were unfortunate enough to shipwreck in the lake, and their metal skeletons are still rusting on the bottom of lake Michigan, as you can see here. Pilots with the U.S. Coast Guard spotted the ships on a routine helicopter flight over the lake and shared the photos on Facebook. It’s not that uncommon for lake Michigan...

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