Steamship Redfern and three other shipwrecks discovered in Lake Michigan


The Manitou Passage Underwater Preserve announced today the discovery of 4 new shipwrecks in the waters of Northwest Michigan.  These shipwrecks include the wooden cargo ship Redfern, a steel tug boat Lauren Castle, a unique "Rabbit" Steamer and one other shipwreck that has not yet been unidentified. These discoveries have been a collaborative effort between the preserve and three shipwreck hunters.   They are all currently in the documentation stage and are being filmed in high definition for viewing by future generations .

For more information on these shipwrecks and the Manitou Underwater Preserve contact: Thaddius Bedford @

Watch video of the "Rabbit" Steamer:




anonymous by Slippery McJoe on 10/3/2008

Wow amazing...great job!!

anonymous by David Tombs UK on 11/16/2008

Very nice video and dive.One of the best,and atmospheric that I have seen.Well done team.

anonymous by Merrick on 12/14/2008

Great footage...keep up the good work!

anonymous by andrea on 9/19/2009

what a great video!

anonymous by Rowan on 7/1/2010
Great video I guess it is good that I am not a diver, I would have been tempted to put my head/swim into the open forward hatch. One question... what is the "shipwreck that has not yet been unidentified." I presume you mean it hasn't been identified yet, if so that is less a train wreck than the sentence is right now.

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