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Lake Michigan

June 6, 2014

Highlights -- Southern Lake Michigan
May 24-26, 2014 

Photos from a weekend of diving from Hammond, Indiana.

Unknown 2-mast Schooner

May 21, 2013

"Schooner G" - Eastern Lake Erie
May 19, 2013 

Photos from an unknown 2-mast schooner off of Dunkirk, NY.

Tug Smith -- Sank 1930

October 5, 2012

Tug "Smith" - Eastern Lake Erie
September 30, 2012 

Photos from a dive on the wooden tug Smith launched 1881.

Schooner St. James -- Sank 1870

Sept. 20, 2012

"St. James" - Eastern Lake Erie
September 15, 2012 

Photos a dive on the Schooner St. James launched 1856.

Greenlands Trail - Grose Moines National Park

Sept 8, 2012

Newfoundland Trip
August 11-25, 2012
 

Photos from a 14 day excursion to Newfoundland....

Frankfurt, Germany

July 24, 2012

Highlights from a Week in Germany
July 16-21, 2012
 

Stopped in four German cities during a remote work week....

Steamer George J. Whelan

July 24, 2012

Steel Propeller George J. Whelan - Eastern Lake Erie
July 22, 2012
 

Photos from a dive on the 220 foot long steamer. Located in 140 feet of water off of Dunkirk, New York.

Bark Tradewind -- Sank 1854

June 22, 2012

"Tradewind" - Eastern Lake Erie
June 16, 2012 

Photos from the 140 ft long Bark Tradewind.

Brigantine Sultan -- Sank 1864

June 18, 2012

"Crystal Wreck" - Eastern Lake Erie
June 16, 2012 

Photos from an unknown sailing vessel off of long point.

Brigantine Sultan -- Sank 1864

May 31, 2012

"Sultan" - Eastern Lake Erie
May 25, 2012 

Photos from a dive on the recently moored 127 foot long Brigantine. Located in 45 feet of water off of Euclid, Ohio.

Steamer John J. Boland -- Sank 1932

May 14, 2012

"John J. Boland" - Eastern Lake Erie
May 12, 2012 

Photos from a dive on the 253 foot long steamer. Located in 130 feet of water off of Barcelona, New York.

Wreck of the Steamer Pelinaion -- Sank 1939

January 6, 2012

Highlights from Trip to Bermuda
December 17-26, 2011

Photos from a end of the year junket to the "Isle of Devils".

Mount Hood

July 12, 2011

Northwest USA Photo Gallery

Images from the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Bow

June 27, 2011

"Unknown "Barge F" - Eastern Lake Erie
June 26, 2011 

Photos from a dive on the 137 foot long wooden barge. Located in 140 feet of water off of Dunkirk, New York.

Bow

June 19, 2011

Tug Admiral - Western Lake Erie
June 18, 2011 

Photos taken after installing the mooring.

Port Bow

June 16, 2011

Schooner Barge Dundee - Western Lake Erie
June 5, 2011 

Photos from a quick dive on the Dundee.

Bark Tradewind - Launched 1853

June 13, 2011

Highlights --  Eastern Lake Erie
June 11-12, 2011
 

Photos from a weekend dive outing aboard the Southwind. Barcelona, New York.

Dolphin Near the Anchor Wreck

June 03, 2011

Highlights from Charleston, SC Trip
May 27-30, 2011 

Photos from a long weekend of diving off of Charleston, SC.

Lifeboat at Stern of the Whelan

May 8, 2011

Steel Propeller George J. Whelan - Eastern Lake Erie
May 7, 2011
 

Photos from a dive on the 220 foot long steamer. Located in 140 feet of water off of Dunkirk, New York.

Naples Pier at Sunset

January 17, 2011

Florida Photo Gallery -- UPDATED
(October 2002 - January 2011)

Images from all things aquatic in the sunshine state.

Argentine Flag Flies over City Center

December 12, 2010

Buenos Aries, Argentina Highlights
November 25-December 3, 2010
 

Spent my free time, during a work related excursion, strolling about Argentina's Beautiful Capital City....

Jim Wilson (right) of Bay Area Divers, Inc. Presents Jack Papes, a Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition for Underwater Photography (Photo by Mike Wachter)

November 21, 2010

Thank You Bay Area Divers, Inc.

Underwater photography recognition received during Bay Area Diver's 27th Annual Shipwrecks and Scuba Banquet held at the Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio....

November 13, 2010

Home Page -- UPDATED

Several pounds of dust blown off of the home page....

Rendering of the SIte by Jack Papes

November 2, 2010

Dredge Detroit - Western Lake Erie
June 26-27, 2008

In cooperation with Cleveland Underwater Explorers, an initial survey of a wooden working barge. Located by Mr. Tom Kowalczk off of Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio and believed to be No.2 Dredge built 1899 at Detroit.

Departing Collins Bay

November 2, 2010

Lake Ontario Photo Gallery -- UPDATED
(September 2005 - October 2010)

Photos from the only Great Lake not to boarder Michigan...

Wolfe Islander III at Kingston

October 16, 2010

Kingston Trip Highlights
October 8-11, 2010

Photos from a run to Kingston, Ontario for a long Canadian Thanksgiving weekend of diving and paddling.

Wheel

October 15, 2010

Barge George T. Davie - Eastern Lake Ontario
October 9, 2010 

Photos from a dive on the 186 foot long bulk cargo barge. Located in 95 feet of of water off of Nine Mile Point. Kingston, Ontario.

Port Bow

October 15, 2010

Schooner George A. Marsh - Eastern Lake Ontario
October 9, 2010 

Photos from a dive on the 118 foot long three mast schooner. Located in 80 feet of water off of Nine Mile Point. Kingston, Ontario.

Port Sidewheel

October 14, 2010

Sidewheel Steamer Comet - Eastern Lake Ontario
October 10, 2010
 

Photos from a dive on the 174 foot long steamer. Located in 80 feet of water off of Nine Mile Point. Kingston, Ontario.

Bow Deck Looking Aft

October 14, 2010

Schooner City of Sheboygan - Eastern Lake Ontario
October 10, 2010
 

Photos from a dive on the 135 foot long schooner. Located in 95 feet of water off of Amherst Island. Kingston, Ontario.

Cover of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Sunday, October 3, 2010

October 3, 2010

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article: "Lake Erie Shipwrecks, Well Preserved by Fresh Water, are Favorites Among Divers" Sunday, October 3, 2010 

An article by free lance writer, Shannon M. Nass, appearing in the Sunday Edition of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

Axe Returns

September 20, 2010

Wood Propeller Brunswick - Eastern Lake Erie
June 13, 2010
 

Photos from a dive on the 235 foot long steamer. Located in 100 feet of water off of Dunkirk, New York.

Jim Jones at the Starboard Davit

September 17, 2010

Schooner Washington Irving - Eastern Lake Erie
June 13, 2010
 

Photos from a dive on the 85 foot long schooner. Located in 100 feet of water off of Dunkirk, New York.

Stern Looking Forward

September 16, 2010

Barquentine Indiana - Eastern Lake Erie
June 12, 2010 

Photos from a  dive on a 137 foot long vessel. Located in 90 feet of water off of Erie, Pennsylvania.

Port Propeller

September 16, 2010

Wood Propeller Dean Richmond - Eastern Lake Erie
June 12, 2010 

Photos from a weekend of diving aboard the Southwind from Barcelona, New York.

Deck Level Amidships, Looking Forward

September 10, 2010

Wood Propeller Philadelphia - Western Lake Huron
August 28, 2010 

Photos from a dive on the weekend of diving aboard the Sylvia Ann out of Harbor Beach, Michigan.

A Spectacular Dive on the Dunderberg

September 7, 2010

Schooner Dunderberg - Western Lake Huron
August 29, 2010 

Photos from a weekend of diving aboard the Sylvia Ann out of Harbor Beach, Michigan.

Frieghter Manitowoc Passing under the Mackinac Bridge, Downbound

August 14, 2010

Straights of Mackinac Highlights
July 30-August 2, 2010 

A long weekend spent at the convergence of Lakes Huron and Michigan. Saint Ignace, Michigan.

Group Photo Aboard the Casey D. Paradise, Michigan

August 13, 2010

Whitefish Point - Southeastern Lake Superior
July 25-30, 2010

A week long deep diving expedition to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Port Bow of the Miztec Looking Forward

August 5, 2010

Wood Propeller Miztec - Southeastern Lake Superior
July 26, 2010

A dive on the made from the Casey D out of Whitefish Point Marina. Paradise, Michigan.

Sunset Viewed from Port Austin, Michigan

July 16, 2010

Highlights from Michigan's Thumb - Western Lake Huron
July 10-11, 2010 

Photos from a weekend of diving aboard the Sylvia Ann out of Harbor Beach, Michigan.

Artifacts of the Charles King

July 14, 2010

Canal Schooner Charles A. King - Western Lake Huron
July 11, 2010 

Photos from a weekend of diving aboard the Sylvia Ann out of Harbor Beach, Michigan.

Port Bow of the Dunderberg

July 12, 2010

Schooner Dunderberg - Western Lake Huron
July 10, 2010 

Photos from a weekend of diving aboard the Sylvia Ann out of Harbor Beach, Michigan.

Sunset over Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 30, 2010

Highlights from Milwaukee Trip - Western Lake Michigan - June 18-20, 2010 

Photos from a long weekend of diving from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Truth Moored at Albert's Point

June 04, 2010

Highlights from Santa Cruz Island Trip - Pacific Ocean - May 28-June 01, 2010 

Photos from a long weekend of diving off of Santa Barbara, California.

Stern of the Boland

May 17, 2010

Steel Propeller John J. Boland - Eastern Lake Erie
May 16, 2010

Photos from a tune-up dive from the Southwind from Barcelona, New York.

Bow of the Boland

May 5, 2010

Steel Propeller John J. Boland - Eastern Lake Erie
May 2, 2010

Photos from an eager return to the Boland after a long and cold winter Barcelona, New York.

Steel Propeller Norman - Lake Huron

May 5, 2010

Great Lakes Shipwreck Photo Gallery -- UPDATED
April 2003-August 2010)

A medley of Great Lakes shipwreck images in the making since April 2003.
Each image is of a different shipwreck site on the Great Lakes (or connecting waterway thereof), arranged in order of capture time....

Sandtiger Shark

March 24, 2010

North Carolina Photo Gallery -- UPDATED
(December 2002 - March 2010)

An assemblage of road trips to the Graveyard of the Atlantic along with other diversions in North Carolina.

Fred R. White Jr. Passes the Mackinac Bridge - August 13, 2005

February 11, 2010

Straights of Mackinac Photo Gallery
(August 2005 - July 2009)

An collection of images from the convergence of Lakes Michigan and Huron.

Dale Kreiner, Jack Papes, James Moseley

February 2, 2010

Whitefish Point - Southeastern Lake Superior
July 13-16, 2007

A long weekend's deep diving expedition to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Ocala National Forest

January 11, 2010

Florida Photo Gallery -- UPDATED
(October 2002 - January 2010)

Images from all things aquatic in the sunshine state.

 



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