David Trotter is a renowned shipwreck discoverer, deep diver, author, lecturer and photographer. In over 20 years of diving, he has been the first to locate, identify and document 70+ Great Lakes shipwrecks. His shipwreck discoveries and programs have been featured on television and in newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has written several articles on Great Lakes shipwrecks that have been published in historical journals and national scuba diving publications.

Through Undersea Research Associates, founded to present the Great Lakes community with an electronically sophisticated means of underwater search and survey for archeological and commercial purposes, he presents visual underwater time capsules of marine history. Utilizing state-of-the-art side scan sonar, with outstanding skilled operators, the organization offers high resolution bottom profiling at depths to 1,000 feet, underwater site survey and underwater photographic documentation. 

“BANK JOB….(And The Heist)”

On August 20, 1888, the 142′ schooner Arcturus slid beneath the waves to join those that came before her and the others that were to follow…..in “shipwreck alley” of Lake Huron. 

Built in 1853, she was to serve for 35 years while becoming known as a “coffin ship” to her Master, Captain John Price, and those that sailed her into oblivion on that fateful August evening.  

Her dive into history has preserved an intact two- masted schooner with masts and rigging standing 113 years later, wheel in place and a huge cache of crocks and dishes in her cabin area.  Share the excitement of this deep water discovery and the exploration of a virgin shipwreck in the Great Lakes! 

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