Thursday, March 17, 2005


Ontario government investigating report of illegal dive to "Edmund Fitzgerald"


March 15, 2005

The Edmund Fitzgerald is about to be launched at the Great Lakes
Engineering Shipyard in River Rouge just prior to her launching
in June 1958.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. (AP) - The Ontario government is reviewing allegations an illegal dive was made to the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior.

The Michigan-based Whitefish Point Preservation Society says that the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society conducted an illegal dive to the shipwreck nearly three years ago.

The group alleges that the historical society wasn't issued a license or archaeological dive permit for a dive conducted in the summer of 2002. But officials for the historical society deny a dive took place.

The Fitzgerald, and its 29-member crew, was lost when it sank in a violent storm on November tenth, 1975.

The wreckage of the American-owned iron ore carrier lies about 17 miles off Whitefish Point, Michigan.

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