Mike and Georgann Wachter – local shipwreck hunters and authors – visited us earlier this month to discuss wrecks they’ve discovered and researched in Lake Erie.
For those who weren’t able to make it to their talk, they were kind enough to film an interview. They discuss:
- The agony and ecstasy of hunting for shipwrecks. Mike Wachter describes it as “hours of boredom for seconds of joy.”
- How they research the stories of their sunken vessels.
- Why the Great Lakes are the best place to search for shipwrecks.
- Why so many boats wreck in Lake Erie, in particular.
The husband-and-wife team have written books and several articles on the more than 2,000 sunken ships in Lake Erie. For more information on Erie wrecks, you can check out one of their books or visit their website.