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Drain the Oceans - Chicago on National Geographic TV

Discussion in 'Great Lakes Wrecking Crew' started by KathyV, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. KathyV

    KathyV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Midwestern US
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  2. dewdropsonrosa

    dewdropsonrosa ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago, IL
    I have to make time to watch it this weekend - most of the safety divers are my charter buddies. :)
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  3. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: South Florida
    When I first saw "Drain Chicago" I of course thought of something else entirely.

    It was a pretty good episode. I enjoyed it. It was nice to see Tami Thomsen on the show.
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  4. drl

    drl Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicago suburbs
    Makes me want to dive the Lady Elgin again. It’s been a long time!
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  5. Jared0425

    Jared0425 Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Detroit, Michigan
    I finally watched the episode and I was quite impressed with the Lady Elgin segment. I will be trying to hunt down the CGI footage of the sinking for future use.

    Few know that less than 2 months after the Lady Elgin went down, the larger and more luxurious Keystone State sank in Lake Huron with all hands and was also in bad condition on the bottom.

    I also read in a local newspaper that the late Harry Zych's lawyer issued a statement about people trespassing on the wreck as it is still privately owned by his foundation.

    The Rouse Simmons feature was interesting, but they left a lot out for my liking (understanding that it is an hour show).
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  6. drl

    drl Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicago suburbs
    Until a few years ago one charter boat captain had permission to take divers to the Lady Elgin, which is how I was able to dive it. Since Captain Dale retired I don’t know whether anyone else has obtained permission.
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