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Saw a show on PBS about the Atlantic shipwreck in Lake Erie. Curious as to any updates on the legal rights to the ship.

Mike Fletcher and Mar Dive were battling this thing out with the Canadian government. Just curious if this thing has ever been put to bed. The special I saw on PBS did not have an update on it. Also, any info on the artifacts and where they may be seen.

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Hope this helps answer your question. Scuba diving on the "Atlantic" was prohibited while the ownership was in litigation. It is my current understanding the 'Atlantic' may be dived, but I have been told the wreck is now heavily covered with silt. It was mostly silt free in the early 1990s. The following articles explain the litigation and status of artifacts taken from the wreck:

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