Kevin lives on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and works as a mechanical engineer for ZIN Technologies, Inc., an engineering services contractor that mainly serves NASA Glenn Research Center. His work involves the development of space experiments, including their design, fabrication, assembly, testing, and flight operations. These experiments investigate the fundamental physics and behaviour of combustion and fluids in microgravity. He has worked on projects that have flown on the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, sounding rockets, drop towers, and parabolic aircraft.

In 2001 David VanZandt and Kevin founded Cleveland Underwater Explorers, Inc. CLUE is a non-profit corporation whose members include divers and historians dedicated to researching, locating, exploring, and documenting the shipwrecks and submerged history of the Great Lakes. CLUE has discovered and documented over 20 shipwrecks.

Kevin began snorkeling as a kid in Florida, became certified in 1984 and received his trimix certification in 1999. Kevin’s web site is; Diving the Great Lakes

The Schooner “Riverside”

During the great October storm of 1893, many vessels and lives were lost on Lake Erie. Among them was the three-masted schooner “Riverside,” which was carrying a load of stone from Kelleys Island to Tonawanda, NY. It was lost with all hands. In 2007 the Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE) located this wreck in about 75 feet of water 25-30 miles from Cleveland. 

A preliminary archaeological survey was performed, and the wreck was photographed to document its current condition on the bottom. The “Riverside” is a pristine example of a 19th-century schooner and is an outstanding central basin Lake Erie shipwreck. It also serves as a reminder of the power and horror of the great storm of 1893 that sank so many vessels on the Great Lakes.

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