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Scuba Diving in Elmwood wreck, Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan USA

Depth:
6.1-12.2m /20-40ft
Skill level :
Beginning to Intermediate
Grand Traverse Bay is a 32 mi/ 51km long and a 10 mi/ 16 km wide bay, divided in two parts by the old Mission Peninsula. The Grand Traverse Bay Underwater Preserve, founded in 2005, holds the wrecks of many ships lost in the area the previous years.

Among the identified wrecks is the Elmwood wooden fish tug. Yet, no information about her construction and equipment are given. The Elmwood is partially intact and can be found in 6.1-12.2 m /20-40 ft depth of water. She was reported to be entangled in a net from a fisheries research boat and was dragged from 24.4 m/80 ft depth of water to her present location.  

Though the bio interest of the area is poor, she is a site even for beginner divers, due to the close access, either from shore or by boat and easy entry to the vessel. Furthermore, the site is suitable for many open water training dives. Attention must be paid, because the area has increased boat traffic.

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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