Shipwreck Explorer, deep diver, author, lecturer and photographer
David Trotter has been involved in Great Lakes Shipwrecks......searching, diving, exploring and documenting new
discoveries for 40+ years. The solving of "history's mysteries" has made significant contributions to the history of
our Great Lakes and provided exploration opportunities for sport and technical divers to enjoy.
Dave's discoveries have been featured on the Discovery Channel, PBS, NBC and in the New York Times, Detroit Free Press, Lakeland Boating, "DIVER", "Wreck Diving" and "Immersed" magazines. His articles on Great Lakes Shipwrecks have been published in historical journals and national scuba diving publications.
He has searched and discovered shipwrecks in all of the Great Lakes (except Lake Ontario). In a unique
odyssey, the years of dedicated effort to discover and explore has resulted in surveying over 2,000 square miles of Lake Huron. This has been a one-of-a-kind adventure with 80-90 new sites, including airplanes, the steamer Daniel J. Morrell, the Hydrus (Great Storm of 1913) and the steamer Goliath. The Goliath was designed by John Ericsson in 1846, fifteen years before he designed the ironclad Monitor of Civil War fame.
David believes the Great Lakes are "Our Treasure" to be enjoyed by all who love our "Inland Seas" and our Marine history. It is the Shipwreck Hunter discovering and the Diver exploring a shipwreck (in 20' or 300' of water) that has given us that unique experience of travelling back in time.
Our World-Underwater honored Davidís contribution to diving and Great Lakes Maritime Heritage with the special OWU Achievement Award. In 2016, the Association of Great Lakes Maritime History (AGLMH) honored David with prestigious ďC. Patrick Labadie Award For Historic Preservation.
Great Lakes Adventures, Davidís lecture series, has entertained thousands of people who enjoy discovery and exploration of long missing ships........going where no one has gone before. Share the adventure by contacting David Trotter at DLTrotter@msn.com for additional program information. Website: www.shipwreck1.com
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400 Sawmill Creek Drive West, Huron, OH 44839