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Recent Diving Adventures

Ship Canal – Benton Harbor, MI

This dive was made in the old ship canal where it meets the Paw Paw River and at the location of the old railroad bridge crossing now long gone.  Visibility in the shallows was maybe 3 feet until you touched … Continue reading

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Diving Salinac Shores Preserve along Lake Huron’s long western shore

On Saturday Kevin Ailes took a roadtrip to see the “Salinac Shores Preserve”. Diving the “Regina” and “Price” which were both lost during the “Great Storm” of November 9, 1913. Both had been on Kevin’s list to dive for a … Continue reading

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St. Joseph River – Niles

Today’s Niles river pickings were slim. But there were a few interesting objects brought from the depths.  Divers and support included: Mary Beth, Deb W, Rob K, Karen M, Jake T and Mack. MB found a watch but the only … Continue reading

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St Joseph River Dive – Thirsty Thursday

We had 3 drivers and one shore support (Barb) off the park boardwalk in Niles and three launched from Marmont street. We were spread out all along the shore line and collected the following. Fast current, many, many trees and … Continue reading

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May – Dive the “Ironsides” – Lake Michigan

Kevin Ailes & Co., dove the Ironsides – an old wooden steamer that sank in 1873, located about 4 miles off of Grand Haven, MI in 120 feet of water. The visibility this day was 60 foot with a bottom temperature … Continue reading

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May 5th – Thirsty Thursday Dive

The May 5th – Thirsty Thursday Dive was at Paw Paw Lake, off Forest Beach, and down Pier Street in Watervliet, Mi. If your interested in diving the area the directions are from I-94, take EXIT 41 and go North on … Continue reading

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2016 – April – Archaeology Series

The “North Berrien Historical Museum”, located at 300 Coloma Ave in Coloma, Mi., sponsored a series of programs titled “Archaeology Series” , Parts 1 thru 3. These were presented on Thursday nights in April and were attended my many Muddies instead of … Continue reading

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2016 – April: 30th Annual Sportsman’s Dinner

Several Muddies participated in the 30th Annual Sportsman’s Dinner held at the Midway Baptist Church in Watervliet, MI (Saturday, April 23, 2016). This is a picture of the Scuba Display – Old & the New  that was maned by several … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursdays – It now Begins

Just a reminder to all you Muddies that next week, March 31st, is the start of 2016 “Thirsty Thursday” dives. We have three identified participants so far. The river thus far appears uncooperative so the alternate site is Paw Paw Lake, … Continue reading

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North Pier – South Haven, Mi.

Hard core MUD Member Kevin Ailes posted information on his First dive  in Lake Michigan in 2016. Kevin dove the north pier at South Haven tonight, but the dirty ice made it a challenge. He got in 35 mins of … Continue reading

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Gravel Lake Ice Dive & Recovery – Feb 20, 2016

Gravel Lake Recovery Dive by Jim Scholz and Don McAlhany on Feb 20th.  There was maybe 4″ of Ice, lots of fishing holes every where and a number of fisherman scattered around. We were looking for a dive some where and … Continue reading

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Lake 16 Ice Dive – Feb 13, 2016

It was a blustery day for a ice dive with a high today in Martin of 10°F with a wind chill index on the ice of -9°F.  Four divers, Bob Sweeney, Robb Lyczynski, Richard Curtis, and Don McAlhany, showed up for … Continue reading

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