Diver, Historian, Researcher, and Story Teller
Jim is a Production/Demand Planner for ZIN Technologies, Inc. in Cleveland, OH. He learned to dive and began researching Great Lakes shipwrecks in 1966 ultimately making his first discovery, the steamer Sand Merchant, in 1969. Jim has been researching and discovering shipwrecks in the Great Lakes ever since. For over 50 years he has been involved with locating shipwrecks in the Cleveland, Ohio, area of Lake Erie. Jim joined the Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE) organization in 2005 as the Director of Archival Research. An accomplished researcher, he has assembled a massive Great Lakes maritime history library. Specializing in primary sources, his collection includes manuscript data not commonly found in traditional shipwreck research collections. His resume includes a long list of diving, shipwreck finds, and related accomplishments.
Daytime & Evening Program Speaker
Diving the 5 Great Lakes
and the World
7000 Kalahari Drive
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
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