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Scuba Diving in AJ Rogers Shipwreck, Traverse City, Michigan USA

Depth:
16.15 m/ 53 ft
Skill Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Best diving season:
Autumn
Grand Traverse Bay is a 51 km/ 32 mi long, 16 km/ 10 mi wide bay of Lake Michigan. The Grand Traverse Bay Underwater Preserves accommodates many shipwrecks. One of the wrecks located in the Grand Traverse Preserve is that of the A. J. Rogers.

The A.J.Rogers was a 42.06 m/138 ft long wooden schooner, built in 1862. She was owned by Capt. Graham and others of Sandusky and measured 340 tons. On October 8, 1898 she sailed from Elk Rapids for Sandusky, carrying 585 tons of pig iron. She was leaking badly, when she turned back near Cat Head Point the next day. When Capt. Frank Conlin realized he could not make it to the shore, he tried to reach Old Mission Point, but went down before making it. Her crew found shelter to the lighthouse nearby.

Today, what’s left of her, lies in 16.15 m/53 ft depth of water, 7.24 km/4.5 mi off the tip of the Old Mission Peninsula. She is accessible by boat. Best diving is in autumn, when the water is still warm and the recreational boat traffic decreased. So, visit this amazing place, enjoy scuba diving and live a one in a lifetime experience!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM CADILLAC, MICHIGAN
75.48 km/ 46.9mi, 1 hour
Follow the US-131 N and Garfield Rd. 1. Head northeast on W Pine St toward N Mitchell St. 2. Take the first turning left onto U.S. 131-BUS N / N Mitchell St. 3. Turning right at (n) -U.S. 131 BUS N / 34 Rd / E Boon Rd Continue to follow the 34 Rd / E Boon Rd 4. Turn left to merge on US-131 N. 5. Turn left into the (n) M-113 W. 6. Turning right at (n) Clark Rd. 7. Carry straight to Voice Rd. 8. Turning right onto (v) Co. Rd 611 / Garfield Rd Continue to follow the Garfield Rd. 9. Turn left into the (n) E Front St / U.S. HIghway 31 S. 10. Slight right toward US HIghway 31 S . 11. Turning right onto (V) Marina Dr. 12. Turn left Tart Trail Your destination will be on your right.
BY CAR FROM BIG RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
142.43km/ 88.5mi, 1 hour 33 mins
Follow the US-131 N. 1. Head north on U.S. 131-Business / Northland Dr. to Maple St. 2. Turning left at (n) -U.S. 131 Business / the 19th Mile Rd. 3. Turn right to enter (n) U.S. N-131 to Cadillac. 4. Turn left into the (n) M-113 W. 5. Turning right at (n) Clark Rd. 6. Carry straight to Voice Rd. 7. Turning right onto (v) Co. Rd 611 / Garfield Rd Continue to follow the Garfield Rd. 8. Turn left into the (n) E Front St / U.S. HIghway 31 S. 9. Slight right toward US HIghway 31 S . 10. Turning right onto (V) Marina Dr. 11. Turn left Tart Trail Your destination will be on your right.
BY CAR FROM MIDLAND, MICHIGAN
209.21 km/ 130mi, 2 hours 21 mins
Follow the US-10 W and M-115. 1. Head northeast on Jerome St to W Larkin St. 2. Turn left into (v) Indian St W. 3. Proceed to Eastman Ave. 4. Merge onto US-10 W via the ramp road to Clare. 5. Take exit 162 to merge on US-10 W to 115 Michigan / Ludington / Cadillac. 6. Take exit M-115 in Cadillac. 7. Turning right at (n) M-115 W / Cadillac Dr. Continue to follow the M-115 W. 8. Turn right to enter (n) U.S. N-131. 9. Turn left into the (n) M-113 W. 10. Turning right at (n) Clark Rd. 11. Carry straight to Voice Rd. 12. Turning right onto (v) Co. Rd 611 / Garfield Rd Continue to follow the Garfield Rd. 13. Turning left at (n) E Front St / S on the 31st U.S. HIghway. 14. Slight right toward US HIghway 31 S . 15. Turning right onto (V) Marina Dr. 16. Turn left Tart Trail Your destination will be on your right.
BY AIR
Cherry Capital Airport (Domestic),
4 miles (6,4km)
BY TRAIN

There is no train station serving this spot.

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