STRAITS OF MACKINAC, MICHIGAN
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.