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Diver finds lore in lakes


David Trotter has found more ship carcasses than probably anyone else on the Great Lakes. It's both a point of pride for him and a reason for concern.

"Most people find one or two and then give it up," he explains. Or to put it another way, "That person who is rational quits."

Zipping around the bottom of a major body of water can be fatal, which discourages some people. The costs are hefty and the financial rewards are nonexistent, another factor that tends to thin the herd.

But there's a feeling you get when the sidescan sonar shows you a grainy photo from 30 fathoms beneath the surface and you know it's a picture no one else has ever seen. And when you come back with your scuba tanks and dive the wreck, "you can drop back 150 years in three or four minutes."   more...


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