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michigan shipwreck hunters find schooner that sank in 1873


south haven, mich. — michigan shipwreck hunters say they've found the remains of a schooner that sank in lake michigan in 1873.the michigan shipwreck research association announced this past week that the lizzie throop was found in 280 feet (85 meters) of water along western michigan's coastline some 15 miles (25 kilometers) northwest of the city of south haven.mlive.com reports the two-masted, 86-foot-long (26-meter-long) schooner set sail from muskegon, michigan, on oct. 16, 1873, on a lumber run to chicago. it sank during a squall. two crewmen died.valerie van heest is the shipwreck association's director. she tells wzzm-tv it's the 10th shipwreck the group has found while searching for a passenger plane that crashed into lake michigan nearly 68 years ago.northwest orient flight 2501 cr






michigan shipwreck hunters find schooner that sank in 1873


south haven, mich. (ap) — michigan shipwreck hunters say they’ve found the remains of a schooner that sank in lake michigan in 1873.the michigan shipwreck research association announced this past week that the lizzie throop was found in 280 feet (85 meters) of water along western michigan’s coastline some 15 miles (25 kilometers) northwest of the city of south haven.mlive.com reports the two-masted, 86-foot-long (26-meter-long) schooner set sail from muskegon, michigan, on oct. 16, 1873, on a lumber run to chicago. it sank during a squall. two crewmen died.valerie van heest is the shipwreck association’s director. she tells wzzm-tv it’s the 10th shipwreck the group has found while searching for a passenger plane that crashed into lake michigan nearly 68 years ago.most read nation & world s






us navy recovers cannon to identify 200-year-old shipwreck


providence, r.i. (ap) — now that a cannon that rested in waters off rhode island’s shore for two centuries has been raised, u.s. navy archaeologists are hoping to confirm that the ship that sank at the site was a schooner commanded by a war of 1812 hero.in thick fog and heavy swells, the uss revenge became ensnared in a reef off watch hill in westerly in 1811. oliver hazard perry ordered his men to jettison guns, masts and the anchor, but lightening the vessel didn’t free it. it sank.the treacherous reefs, rocks and poor visibility kept the cannon and other artifacts hidden until 2005.that year, recreational divers from connecticut, charlie buffum and craig harger, found what’s believed to be the naval schooner’s wreck site. navy divers recovered the cannon may 24. it’s the first artifact






us navy recovers cannon to identify 200-year-old shipwreck


providence, r.i. — now that a cannon that rested in waters off rhode island's shore for two centuries has been raised, u.s. navy archaeologists are hoping to confirm that the ship that sank at the site was a schooner commanded by a war of 1812 hero.in thick fog and heavy swells, the uss revenge became ensnared in a reef off watch hill in westerly in 1811. oliver hazard perry ordered his men to jettison guns, masts and the anchor, but lightening the vessel didn't free it. it sank.the treacherous reefs, rocks and poor visibility kept the cannon and other artifacts hidden until 2005.that year, recreational divers from connecticut, charlie buffum and craig harger, found what's believed to be the naval schooner's wreck site. navy divers recovered the cannon may 24. it's the first artifact the n






u.s. navy recovers cannon to identify 200-year-old shipwreck


providence, r.i. — now that a cannon that rested in waters off rhode island's shore for two centuries has been raised, u.s. navy archaeologists are hoping to confirm that the ship that sank at the site was a schooner commanded by a war of 1812 hero.in thick fog and heavy swells, the uss revenge became ensnared in a reef off watch hill in westerly in 1811. oliver hazard perry ordered his men to jettison guns, masts and the anchor, but lightening the vessel didn't free it. it sank.the treacherous reefs, rocks and poor visibility kept the cannon and other artifacts hidden until 2005.that year, recreational divers from connecticut, charlie buffum and craig harger, found what's believed to be the naval schooner's wreck site. navy divers recovered the cannon may 24. it's the first artifact the n






astrolabe: shipwreck find 'earliest navigation tool'


image copyrightphilip kochan artefact excavated from a shipwreck off the coast of oman has been found to be the oldest known example of a type of navigational tool. marine archaeologists say the object is an astrolabe, an instrument once used by mariners to measure the altitude of the sun during their voyages.it is believed to date from between 1495 and 1500. the item was recovered from a portuguese explorer which sank during a storm in the indian ocean in 1503.the boat was called the esmeralda and was part of a fleet led by portuguese explorer vasco da gama, the first person to sail directly from europe to india.media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captiondivers uncover 500-year-old vasco da gama fleet treasuredavid mearns, from blue water recovery, who led the excavation and






astrolabe: shipwreck find 'earliest navigation tool'


image copyrightphilip kochimage caption the instrument was once used by mariners to measure the altitude of the sun during their voyages an artefact excavated from a shipwreck off the coast of oman has been found to be the oldest known example of a type of navigational tool. marine archaeologists say the object is an astrolabe, an instrument once used by mariners to measure the altitude of the sun during their voyages.it is believed to date from between 1495 and 1500. the item was recovered from a portuguese explorer which sank during a storm in the indian ocean in 1503.the boat was called the esmeralda and was part of a fleet led by portuguese explorer vasco da gama, the first person to sail directly from europe to india.media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captiondivers unco






diver dies while exploring shipwreck in lake superior


two harbors, minn. — a diver has died while exploring a shipwreck in lake superior off the shores of northeastern minnesota.the lake county sheriff's office says it received a call of a diver in distress saturday afternoon. the diver was in the water near the madeira shipwreck. first responders were unsuccessful in reviving the diver, whose name was not immediately released.the madeira went down in a storm on lake superior in 1905. the shipwreck is off the shore of split rock state park.






90-year-old schooner sails lake union


a schooner sails across lake union on friday. the 63-foot sailboat lavengro was built in 1926 and was designed as an oyster schooner in biloxi, mississippi. lavengro is available for charter and is based at the center for wooden boats or nearby at the dock at lake union park.share storyby seattle times staffthe seattle timesseattle times staff






earliest known marine astrolabe found in shipwreck


more than 500 years ago, a fierce storm sank a ship carrying the earliest known marine astrolabe — a device that helped sailors navigate at sea, new research finds. divers found the artifact in 2014, but were unsure exactly what it was at the time. now, thanks to a 3d-imaging scanner, scientists were able to find etchings on the bronze disc that confirmed it was an astrolabe. "it was fantastic to apply our 3d scanning technology to such an exciting project and help with the identification of such a rare and fascinating item," mark williams, a professorial fellow at the warwick manufacturing group at the university of warwick, in the united kingdom, said in a statement. williams and his team did the scan.a researcher examines a scan of the astrolabe.credit: university of warwick the marine






michigan officials collect hundreds of dead deer heads for cwd testing


michigan hunters are helping the agency identify cases of chronic wasting disease, which has been found in 21 states.        






it's official: earliest known marine astrolabe found in shipwreck


more than 500 years ago, a fierce storm sank a ship carrying the earliest known marine astrolabe — a device that helped sailors navigate at sea, new research finds.






midwest wolves may find themselves in the crosshairs again


minneapolis — gray wolves in minnesota, wisconsin and michigan could again find themselves in hunters' crosshairs — possibly as soon as this fall if federal protections are removed for the predators.a ruling is expected soon from an appeals court that recently lifted protections for wolves in wyoming. in congress, wolf-hunting supporters aren't giving up even though a minnesota representative was instrumental in killing an effort that would have allowed the three western great lakes states to resume wolf hunting.gray wolves were once hunted to the brink of extinction in most of the country, but they recovered under endangered species act protections and reintroduction programs. they now number over 5,500 in the lower 48 states, including nearly 3,800 in minnesota, wisconsin and michigan.th






midwest wolves may find themselves in the crosshairs again


minneapolis (ap) — gray wolves in minnesota, wisconsin and michigan could again find themselves in hunters’ crosshairs — possibly as soon as this fall if federal protections are removed for the predators.a ruling is expected soon from an appeals court that recently lifted protections for wolves in wyoming. in congress, wolf-hunting supporters aren’t giving up even though a minnesota representative was instrumental in killing an effort that would have allowed the three western great lakes states to resume wolf hunting.gray wolves were once hunted to the brink of extinction in most of the country, but they recovered under endangered species act protections and reintroduction programs. they now number over 5,500 in the lower 48 states, including nearly 3,800 in minnesota, wisconsin and michig






san francisco shipwreck: divers find 'cannonball clue'


image copyrighttokai universityimage caption jun kimura (left) and ian mccann (centre) made the underwater discovery shortly before their air was due to run out a team of underwater archaeologists believe they have found a cannonball from a spanish ship that sank in a storm off japan in 1609.the san francisco was travelling from the philippines to mexico when it sank.the galleon was believed to be carrying valuable trade goods which could be worth millions today, researchers say. its location has been a mystery - but the suspected cannonball, thought to be the first artefact ever found from the ship, offers clues about where it sank.dr jun kimura from tokai university has been leading a team of maritime archaeologists, who have been searching for the san francisco in waters off iwawada in






san francisco shipwreck: divers find 'cannonball clue'


image copyrighttokai universityimage caption jun kimura (left) and ian mccann (centre) made the underwater discovery shortly before their air was due to run out a team of underwater archaeologists believe they have found a cannonball from a spanish ship that sank in a storm off japan in 1609.the san francisco was travelling from the philippines to mexico when it sank.the galleon was believed to be carrying valuable trade goods which could be worth millions today, researchers say. its location has been a mystery - but the suspected cannonball, thought to be the first artefact ever found from the ship, offers clues about where it sank.dr jun kimura from tokai university has been leading a team of maritime archaeologists, who have been searching for the san francisco in waters off iwawada in






why officials are leaving a century-old sunken military ship under the sea


san francisco — a u.s. coast guard ship that first set out to sea during the spanish-american war and sank off the coast of southern california 100 years ago won't be moved anytime soon, officials said tuesday.strong currents and an abundance of sediment would make moving the delicate vessel too difficult, officials said in detailing the discovery of the san francisco-based uscgc mcculloch. they also paid tribute to its crews, including two members who died in the line of duty.researchers focused on the area of the shipwreck 3 miles northwest of point conception, california, after noticing a flurry of fish. sunken ships offer a great place for fish to hide.in this undated underwater image provided by noaa, a fish swims past a circular skylight collapsed inside the officer's quarters in the






san francisco shipwreck: divers find 'cannonball clue'


image copyrighttokai universityimage caption jun kimura (left) and ian mccann (centre) made the underwater discovery shortly before their air was due to run out a team of underwater archaeologists believe they have found a cannonball from a spanish ship that sank in a storm off japan in 1609.the san francisco was travelling from the philippines to mexico when it sank.the galleon was believed to be carrying valuable trade goods which could be worth millions today, researchers say. its location has been a mystery - but the suspected cannonball, thought to be the first artefact ever found from the ship, offers clues about where it sank.dr jun kimura from tokai university has been leading a team of maritime archaeologists, who have been searching for the san francisco in waters off iwawada in






historic 1917 shipwreck discovered off southern california coast


san francisco  — researchers discovered the remains of a san francisco-based u.s. coast guard cutter that first set out to sea during the spanish american war and sank off the coast of southern california 100 years ago, officials announced.on tuesday, officials will host a news conference to highlight the ship’s history and to pay tribute to the ship and its crews — including two crewmen who died in the line of duty.researchers with the coast guard and the national oceanic and atmospheric administration will also tell the story of the joint underwater exploration that led to the shipwreck’s discovery.the uscgc mcculloch began its career as part of commodore george dewey’s asiatic squadron in the battle of manila bay during the spanish american war.cutters based in san francisco in the late






fireball finds! meteorite fragments from dazzling michigan meteor found on ice


meteorite hunters in michigan found six rocks thursday (jan. 18) that likely came from a spectacular fireball that lit up local skies earlier this week.






hikers told to wear orange on trails also used by hunters


ogden, utah (ap) — as hikers and hunters head out on some of the same trails this fall, utah wildlife officials say hikers should wear bright clothing and take steps to make sure they’re visible to hunters.phil douglass, outreach manager with the utah division of wildlife, says hunters can pretty much go anywhere hikers can, including the foothills, where an extended archery program allows hunters to help thin out urban deer populations.the standard-examiner reported thursday that douglass recommends hikers wear orange, alike hunters.douglass says that in his 30 years with the division, he isn’t aware of any incidents between hunters and hikers. but he says that fall is the busiest time of the year for hunters.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.there have been six hu






body of man in plastic bag found by mid-michigan hunters


seville township, mich. (ap) — authorities are working to identify the body of a man found by hunters in a large plastic bag in mid-michigan.the gratiot county sheriff’s office says an autopsy revealed the man found sunday in a ditch in seville township was about 60 to 70 years old. cause of death wasn’t released. investigators are seeking help from the public in identifying the man, who had distinctive tattoos.a tattoo of an eagle is on his right shoulder and a tattoo of a skull wearing a cowboy hat and handkerchief is on his left shoulder.the man also appeared to have suffered a recent injury to his left hand, since the middle and ring fingers were taped together.most read nation & world storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4 weeksseville township is near alma, about 105 miles (168 ki






coast guard ship will linger in century-old watery grave


san francisco — a hundred years ago in a blinding fog, a u.s. coast guard ship was sailing off the coast of southern california when it smashed into a passenger steamship.the uscgc mcculloch sank within 35 minutes and lingered on the ocean floor undisturbed by people for a century.on the 100th anniversary of the vessel's june 13, 1917, disappearance, the coast guard announced tuesday that it found the shipwreck — not far from where it went down. and officials plan to leave it there.strong currents and an abundance of sediment would make moving the delicate ship too difficult, officials said in detailing the discovery of the san francisco-based uscgc mcculloch. they also paid tribute to its crews, including two members who died in the line of duty, but not in the crash.coast guard cmdr. tod






'the stuff the movie-makers dream of.' in lake michigan, a graveyard of long-los


after a year of scouring the depths of lake michigan with a sonar-equipped fishing boat, steve radovan finally got a hit on the gray-scale monitor in the captain's cabin in may 2016.the 71-year-old shipwreck enthusiast powered down the discovery's engines and dropped a waterproof camera attached to a rope into roughly 300 feet of water. the images revealed a three-masted barquentine, covered in mussels and algae but lying on the bottom still largely intact. after reporting the finding to the state of wisconsin, he learned the foundered ship was the mojave.with a cargo of 19,500 bushels of wheat, the ship had set sail from chicago en route to buffalo in 1864. the mojave was spotted by the crew of a passing ship as it dropped into a trough of stormy waters. a small boat and cabin doors belon






hunters kidnapped in iraq set free after 16 months


baghdad—iraq’s interior ministry said friday that 26 qatari hunters kidnapped in 2015 while on an expedition in iraq, including members of its royal family, had been released.the hunters were safely in the custody of ministry officials and would be handed over to the qatari ambassador to iraq once they had been properly identified, the ministry said in a statement. the hunters had left iraq, the interior ministry said. the...






mother files wrongful death suit against bounty hunters


nashville, tenn. (ap) — the mother of a tennessee man who authorities say was killed by bounty hunters has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against seven men charged with her son’s death and two bail bond companies.the lawsuit filed by anita jenkins says bounty hunters killed her 24-year-old son in a case of mistaken identity. the suit says he and three other men were sitting in a car when bounty hunters rushed the vehicle with weapons drawn and then opened fire when the men tried to flee.seven bounty hunters are facing murder and other charges in connection with the death of jalen milan and the wounding of another man in the car. online court records show that only two of the men have attorneys. those lawyers did not return messages seeking comment.






whatahunt


whatahunt app is a free and an all-in-one app for hunters where you can gain the ability to. create and plan the hunting consortia. manage the hunt with building and reserving towers, points etc. check weather forecast and keep abreast of weather conditions with sunrise and sunset. hunters get real time logging and can live see their companions on the hunt. view a nced statistics built from your personal harvest and sighting history. find detailed hunting statistics for each or whole of the syndication. live chat with all or any of the hunters on the hunt field.






a famous 19th century shipwreck has vanished


time and the tides have washed away the last traces of a famous 19th-century shipwreck from a coral reef in the south pacific, the scene of extraordinary tales of survival during the "age of sail," according to archaeologists who visited the site earlier this year.a team of 11 maritime archaeologists and divers from australia journeyed earlier this year to kenn reefs, a submerged atoll among the coral sea islands, located more than 300 miles (500 kilometers) northeast of their port of departure at bundaberg on the queensland coast.the researchers — from the australian national maritime museum (anmm) and the silentworld foundation, a private maritime archaeology group — had hoped to find the wreck of the jenny lind, a small sailing ship that sank after it struck the reef during the night of






un agency: 64 migrants “probably” died in jan. 6 shipwreck of smuggling dinghy i


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressrome (ap) — un agency: 64 migrants “probably” died in jan. 6 shipwreck of smuggling dinghy in mediterranean.the associated press






un says 60 rohingya muslims presumed dead in shipwreck


geneva — the u.n. migration agency says more than 60 people are either confirmed dead or missing and presumed dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying rohingya muslims fleeing myanmar.spokesman joel millman of the international organization for migration told reporters in geneva on friday that 23 deaths have been confirmed, after eight bodies were found overnight following an initial count of 15.






un says 60 rohingya muslims presumed dead in shipwreck


geneva (ap) — the u.n. migration agency says more than 60 people are either confirmed dead or missing and presumed dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying rohingya muslims fleeing myanmar.spokesman joel millman of the international organization for migration told reporters in geneva on friday that 23 deaths have been confirmed, after eight bodies were found overnight following an initial count of 15.






what to know about public, private land


tipsplenty of public optionsin many states, finding a place to hunt can be problematic because public land is in short supply or nonexistent.not so in minnesota.consider: the state's wildlife management area system is the envy of the nation. hunters can tromp over 1,500 wmas covering more than 1.3 million acres. they are especially popular for pheasant and waterfowl hunters.another 4 million acres of state forest and 4.5 million of federal forest are available, as are 2.8 million acres of county forest. deer and ruffed grouse hunters especially appreciate those lands.and there are thousands of acres of federal waterfowl production areas and refuges in minnesota.sure, some of the public lands get hunted hard. but there's virtually no excuse for a minnesota hunter to say he or she has nowher






bill allows wyoming hunters to wear fluorescent pink


cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — a bill that would let big game hunters in wyoming wear fluorescent pink has passed the state legislature.senate file 61 received final approval friday on a 39-21 vote in the state house. it now goes to gov. matt mead.under current state law, big game hunters must wear blaze orange as a safety measure to help distinguish themselves for other hunters.supporters of the legislation say the additional fluorescent pink color gives hunters a choice. in addition, one textile expert testified that fluorescent pink is superior to blaze orange in terms of visibility during fall hunting.most read nation & world storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4 weeks






ruffies are peaking - startribune.com


upland birdsruffies are peakingminnesota's 82,000 ruffed grouse hunters should find plenty to smile about this fall. the ruffie population is up a whopping 57 percent from last year — and might be the highest in decades — according to the minnesota department of natural resources annual survey."it could be ridiculously good this year,'' said ted dick, dnr forest game bird coordinator in grand rapids. "in some areas, the numbers are the best we've seen in the last 20 years.''the grouse population usually tracks a 10-year boom-to-bust cycle, and it appears the population is near the peak."i'm saying [to hunters] get out there this year. it's looking like this is the peak. don't pass this one up,'' dick said.while the spring drumming counts were impressive, dick said weather during the birds'






new year’s fowl: hunters rescued from icy n. carolina creek


apex, n.c. (ap) — three hunters stranded in a boat in north carolina have been rescued from a frozen creek.news outlets report multiple crews responded to beaver creek, near the waterfowl impoundment area east of jordan lake, in apex late monday morning. the duck hunters had broken ice to reach their spot, and were stranded when the water froze over. officials say they then lost a paddle.hannah shively with the north carolina wildlife resources commission says the hunters showed signs of the onset of hypothermia. paramedics checked them at the scene, and then released them.shively says the hunters do not appear to have committed any violations.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.their boat was towed back to shore.






underwater vehicles explore franklin expedition shipwreck


archaeologists are back at the site of the hms terror, a long-sought shipwreck from the franklin expedition that went missing in arctic canada 170 years ago.tipped off by local inuit knowledge, researchers rediscovered the shipwreck only last year in terror bay, off the remote coast of king william island. on april 28, the parks canada agency announced that a new investigation of the ship had begun.playvideocbs evening newsremote-controlled underwater drone lets anyone become an explorer trident is a remote-controlled underwater drone that cuts through water like a fish and can dive the length of a football field. it's been used t... the site is currently being explored with remotely operated underwater vehicles (rovs) that will collect photos, videos and scans of the wreck. parks canada o






trayvon martin's parents, five years after his shooting, weigh political bids


closeskip in skipxembedxshare in an exclusive interview with usa today’s capital , the parents of trayvon martin tell washington bureau chief susan page that they are concerned president trump will reverse the nation’s recent progress on racial justice. usa todaytracy martin and sybrina fulton on the forzano park football field where their slain son trayvon martin played.(p o: jack gruber, usa toda)miami gardens, fla. — trayvon martin's parents aren't convinced much progress has been made on racial justice since the florida teenager was killed five years ago in a shooting that helped fuel the black lives matter movement, but they say at least his death reignited a national conver ion about it.now they fear president trump will reverse whatever has been accomplished. both are considering ru