Mike and Georgann Wachter are scuba divers and the authors of the Erie Wrecks series on Lake Erie shipwrecks and lighthouses. They have been diving all over the world, but they especially enjoy diving and speaking on the Great Lakes. They have discovered or rediscovered 35 shipwrecks which are documented with 325 other wrecks on a published shipwreck map.  

When Mike was President of the Maritime Archaeological Survey Team, six shipwrecks in Ohio waters were first moored. He now co-chairs the Shipwrecks and Scuba conference in Sandusky which is the largest dive group gathering between Chicago and the east coast. He maintains the shipwreck website www.eriewrecks.com.

Georgann is a maritime historian who was inducted into the International Women Divers Hall of Fame in 2013 for documenting over 300 shipwrecks with her writing, research and marine artwork.

Romancing the Lake; 40 years of Lake Erie Shipwreck Discovery and Exploration

Georgann and Mike Wachter have been documenting and discovering Lake Erie shipwrecks for over 40 years. 

They will present many of their best discoveries and share the stories, romance and intrigue of shipwrecks including rum runners, pristine, ancient, and newer shipwrecks; plus, some targets that are not even boats.

For Mike and Georgann, unlocking this Great Lake’s secrets has been exciting and often frustrating, but is always rewarding.

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