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    Uganda Shipwreck Straights of Mackinac

    Here is a link to a youtube post on a video I shot this August while diving with Shipwreck Explorers. Shipwreck Explorers The wreck of the Uganda is in the west part of the Straights of Mackinac, or North tip of Lake Michigan.

    Jitka launched out of the new public marina in Mackinaw City and our group of OC and CCR divers headed out to dive the stern section. Upon arrival we could not find the stern jug, so we moored on the bow. The wreck lies in a river bed and the action of the Straights must have an affect on this wreck as I hear it has a ripping current. There was a moderate current flowing from bow to stern, so we swiftly made our way to the stern as I was interested in filming the engine room.

    The wreck sits in about 200 feet, and there is plenty of ambient light, and both times I have been on this wreck the vis was very good (once no current, once with moderate current). It is a neat shipwreck, very intact hull with bow and stern cabins blown off, however there is a unique center cabin which is very intact with windows, and interior features. The stern hit hard and popped some of the interior walls out of engine room, but an easy penetration.

    Thanks to Jitka for editing the video, and posting it.


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    Nice! Very nice, I like it! >> Uganda Shipwreck Straights of Mackinac
    Great Job! RON & JITKA


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    Re: Uganda Shipwreck Straights of Mackinac

    Hi Great video
    thanks for letting us all watch this
    safe diving
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    Re: Uganda Shipwreck Straights of Mackinac

    Quote Originally Posted by Deep Thought  View Original Post
    Here is a link to a youtube post on a video I shot this August while diving with Shipwreck Explorers. Shipwreck Explorers The wreck of the Uganda is in the west part of the Straights of Mackinac, or North tip of Lake Michigan.

    Jitka launched out of the new public marina in Mackinaw City and our group of OC and CCR divers headed out to dive the stern section. Upon arrival we could not find the stern jug, so we moored on the bow. The wreck lies in a river bed and the action of the Straights must have an affect on this wreck as I hear it has a ripping current. There was a moderate current flowing from bow to stern, so we swiftly made our way to the stern as I was interested in filming the engine room.

    The wreck sits in about 200 feet, and there is plenty of ambient light, and both times I have been on this wreck the vis was very good (once no current, once with moderate current). It is a neat shipwreck, very intact hull with bow and stern cabins blown off, however there is a unique center cabin which is very intact with windows, and interior features. The stern hit hard and popped some of the interior walls out of engine room, but an easy penetration.

    Thanks to Jitka for editing the video, and posting it.

    YouTube - Uganda.mpg

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    nice job ron, what lighting are you using?? i have to try the video function on mine sometime
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    Re: Uganda Shipwreck Straights of Mackinac

    Very nice Ron. Will have to make the effort to run out there next time I'm up there.

    Gary

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