On Sunday we went out to test our Klein Side Scan Sonar and Sub-Bottom Profiler equipment. So we decided to head out to do imaging of the sunken ship wreck of the Straits of Mac about 12 miles NE from Diversey Harbor in Chicago Illinois.
The History Channel is airing the new series about Chicago’s Serial Killer….. H. H. Holmes starting July 11th, 2017. Make sure to watch episodes 4 and 5, as you may recognize a few familiar things in those episodes.
Herman Mudgett, alias H.H. Holmes, was America’s first serial killer. No one knows for sure how many lives he took, but it’s believed he was responsible for killing as many as 200 people in the late 19th century. A con man, opportunist and evil genius, the crowning achievement of his dark deeds was the construction of a building later dubbed the Murder Castle: a hotel on Chicago’s south side that he engineered to be a factory of death, complete with a gas chamber, dissection room, trap doors and a basement furnace to destroy any trace of his sinister work.
American Ripper on the History Channel……trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO-2-zwsc34
The Double J is back for another great year ahead. We have some really cool upcoming projects in the mix. Keep a look out for updates! You never know where you may just see us….🙂
Today’s trip was a pretty pleasant one coming over from Burns Harbor Indiana. The lake was pretty flat out most of the way, but started to get foggy and certainly much cooler towards Chicago….as you can tell by the pics of the Chicago Skyline. But all told…. we safely arrived in Diversey Harbor.
On 09/22/2016 we helped out with the University of Illinois and University of Wisconsin, Madison researchers for a project they are working on in Lake Michigan. They are deploying egg traps on Julian’s Reef to assess the Lake Trout spawning success around that area. It turned out to be a nice calm day out on the water and a tad cloudy, but still a great day and successful deployment of all the research equipment. They will be collecting these egg traps later this fall after the spawning season.
Enjoying a nice night out on the Chicago River, and enjoying the new Chicago River Walk.
Had a great bunch of Shedd Aquarium Divers out of a dive on the Straights of Mac dive site. Also a bit of info on the dive…… water temp at the surface was 73 degrees , temp at 76ft was 46 degrees. Visibility around the wreck was roughly 30 ft, and visibility inside the wreck was pristine.