Amateur marine archaeologists dive the sunken tug Admiral in Lake Erie: Working Cleveland

by Dave Sadler

Latitude 41 38.243 N, Longitude 81 54.198 W, a few miles off Avon Point, Ohio — Murky, cold water wrapped its frigid fingers around the divers as soon as they leapt off the back of the Cleveland-based Holiday into the chilly whitecaps of Lake Erie.

Thick wetsuits and drysuits couldn’t keep those waters from tightening their grip as the divers, heavily encumbered with everything from powerful underwater lights to reserve tanks made their eerie Erie way to the sunken tug Admiral.

Seas as high as five feet, current and scores of divers’ fins kicked up silt, worsening still further the already poor conditions in which a hand is barely visible unless it’s touching your mask.

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