The Shipwreck Hunter of the Great Lakes

A 2013 Michigan Emmy winning video.

Shipwreck hunter David Trotter & his team of divers headed out into Lake Huron in July of 2013 several times & discovered a Civil War era ship, the Keystone State that sank in 1861.
The ship was rumored to have carried Civil War weapons & gold but after several dives the condition of the ship made searching for them impossible.
The historic find is one of many ships that Trotter has discovered since the mid-1970's.
Trotter believes in leaving the ships as they are on the bottom & is not into recovering or taking items, he’s in it for the history, the stories behind the ships, the sailors lost & to educate others about Michigan’s Great Lakes.
Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

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  • Type Feature video