SS Cedarville

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The freighter SS Cedarville is the third-largest ship to ever sink in the Great Lakes. And the best part is that it’s in recre­ational div­ing depths. The 588-foot ship rests in just 100 feet of wa­ter in Lake Huron, in­side the Straits of Mackinac Ship­wreck Pre­serve. On a foggy May morn­ing in 1965, there was a mis­com­mu­ni­ca­tion with an­other ship and the two col­lided. While try­ing to make it to shore, the Cedarville rolled and sank, tak­ing the lives of 10 crew­men. To­day, the ship sits on its star­board side, with the bow al­most up­side down. When you first de­scend to the bow you’ll hit the wreck around 40 feet. Divers have a lot to ex­plore on the Cedarville, in­clud­ing the wheel­house, stern cab­ins and a pic­turesque en­gine room. Divers can also swim through the large open cargo holds that still fea­ture some 14 tons of lime­stone cargo in­side.

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