Last Saturday I made my last SCUBA dive of the season. The lakes are beginning to ice over — so I’ll have to wait until my Florida trip in February to start the new season.
Stats for the year:
- 78 dives completed in 2017
- 13 new wrecks discovered or explored, including the SS Liberty in Lake Superior at Grand Marais and wrecks in Lake Minnetonka, Lake Pulaski, and Prior Lake
- Completed my 10th year volunteering as a diver with Maritime Heritage Minnesota, a local marine archeology firm
But maybe the highlight of the year was my discovery of a new wreck in St. Louis Bay in Lake Minnetonka during my last few dives of the year (photo above). I was able to excavate and video portions of this wreck, with the remaining work to be conducted next year.