Superior Trips 2021 Season Schedule
                                                                                                     Updated 5/20/2021

The 2021 calendar is the tentative schedule for the season.  I have retired from running scuba charters and Isle Royale Trips.  I am five years into now a seven year voyage to circum-navigate the Great Lakes.  In 2016 we circum-navigated Lake Superior and in 2017 we cruised across Lake Superior and zig-zagged through Lake Huron and crossed half way across Lake Erie.  In 2018 we made a loop starting at Fairport Harbor, OH through Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, up the St. Lawrence 30 miles then through the Trent Seaverns Waterway to Georgian Bay then back down Lake Huron west shore and back to Fairport Harbor.  In 2019 we again looped through Lake Erie, Lake Ontario then directly to the Trent Seaverns to Lake Huron.  We crossed Georgian Bay and North Channel then looped around Lake Michigan only missing the northwest corner then directly back to Fairport Harbor via Lake Huron's west shore. In 2020 due to Covid and the closing of the Canadian border we cruised west through Lake Erie, up the Detroit River through Lake Huron then looping around the northern half of Lake Michigan then directly back to Lake Erie for the winter. The boat again wintered in Fairport Harbor, Ohio.

In 2021 again due to Covid and the closing of the Canadian Border we will be on four of the five Great Lakes and do a loop similar to last year except with the addition of Lake Superior, Whitefish Bay. We will cross Lake Erie going west then go through the Detroit and St Claire Rivers to Lake Huron. We will dive Sanilac Preserve and the Thumb then directly to Alpena and from there go through the Straits to Lake Michigan. We sill spend a week wreck hunting in northern Lake Michigan then return to the Straits, to Detour and St. Mary's River and Whitefish Bay and back. I hope to spend a bit of time shipwreck hunting and diving on Northern Lake Michigan then down the west shore of Lake Michigan as far as Port Washington to continue our documentation of the Marquette and Bessemer 18.  Our route will then go north and cross to Lake Michigan east shore for some diving near Beaver Island.  From Michigan's east shore we will head back for some Staits and or Thunder Bay Preserve diving and finally make the run back to Fairport Harbor, Ohio. We will spend our time doing what we all love doing diving, fishing, sight-seeing, and shipwreck hunting along the way. We will also make a concerted effort to photograph and make photogrammetry models of as many shipwrecks as possible along the way.  My goal is to do twenty to thirty models this summer.   All trips listed are "split expenses" and typically cost around $350 per week.  You may sign up for them by emailing me at info@superiortrips.com or calling evenings at my phone listed on the home page.  On some of the longer trips you can go for part of the trip if we can work out the ride logistics. Right now the plan is rough and I am looking for input on what you want to do on each week of the trip.  All "split expenses weekends" are subject to change and reserving a spot does not require a deposit and should in no way be construed as a charter reservation commitment.  The list of people signed up for each week is at the bottom of the page. If you had signed up on the first plan that included the Hamilton Scourge Project I removed your selection since the dates and locations changed significantly, so please let me know if and when you are interested again. Although I list the weeks Sunday through Saturday the start and end days are flexible to what you and I can do. We will work out the details.

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2021 Updated Circum-Navigation Plans 
Trip Descriptions 
Split Expenses Trips Planned for 2021.               

Geneva M&B Search (May 29 - June 5) -  This will be shipwreck hunting with a dive thrown in if possible. (Back to Calendar)

Current Roster

    Ken M.
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Geneva M&B Search and Cruise to Detroit River (June 6 - June 12) -  This will be shipwreck hunting then cruise to Lorain and dive and do photogrammetry on the Morning Star and any other wrecks possible then cross to Lake Erie Metro Park Marina. Diving will all be recreational depths. (Back to Calendar)

Current Roster

Jon Connolly
    Ken M.
Wait List    

 

Cruise Detroit & St. Claire River and Port Sanilac Diving (June 13 - June 19) -  It will take a day to cruise the rivers then we will start diving along the Michigan shore around Port Sanilac, Lexington etc. Diving will all be recreational depths down to 120'. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

 

Thumb Diving (June 20-June 28) -    We will dive and model as many wrecks around the Thumb as time permits. The top priority is the Clifton but hope to do the Metropole, and City of Detroit, Philadelphia, Dunderberg, and others.  I will then cruise the boat to Alpena between groups. Diving will be both tec and recreational depths but less than 200' (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Andrew Merryman   Ken M.
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Dive Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary (June 30-July 4) -    Since this is a holiday I made it a four or five day trip which can be extended later if interest exists. This will likely be recreational and technical diving but less than 200' (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Andrew Merryman
    Ken M.
Wait List    

 Shipwreck hunt in Northern Lake Michigan (July 5-July 17) -   This will be a week of shipwreck hunting when weather permits starting with a cruise from Alpena to the Straits then the hunting begins. Toward the end of the week we will return to the Straits or Detour depending on logistics.(Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

 
    Ken M.
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 Dive Whitefish (July 18-July 31) -   We will be in Whitefish Bay area for two weeks minus travel time. The two weeks starts with a cruise up the St. Mary's River through the Soo Locks then to Whitefish Bay where we will spend several dives on the Mather and probably the Sagamore doing photogrammetry models. I plan to work our way as far east as Grand Marias, Michigan doing the Indiana, Osborne, Nelson, and hopefully the Parker on the way. You can sign up for all two weeks or only part and meet us and leave from Whitefish Bay, Saulte St. Marie, or Grand Marias. Most of the diving will be tech diving but I hope also to do some of the recreational wrecks too. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

     
    Ken M.
Wait List     

 Cruise from Detour or the Straits to Sturgeon Bay and Shipwreck Hunting (Aug 1-Aug 8) -   This will be cruising and mostly shipwreck hunting for the Griffon and Plymouth, and Gilcher with a break for a dive along the way.  It will start at Detour then Manistique, Michigan and end in Sturgeon Bay with a stop at Washington Island. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

 
    Ken M.
Wait List     

 Cruise from Sturgeon Bay to Port Washington Diving Along the Way(Aug 1-Aug 8) -   This will be cruising and diving along the way.  It will start in Sturgeon Bay with a dive on the Lakeland and continue down the shore. This will be a mix of tec and rec but probably mostly tec diving (Less than 200'). (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

 Andrew Merryman
    Ken M.
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Port Washington Pere Marquette 18 Documentation (Aug 18 - Aug 24) - We will document the Pere Marquette 18 using drop camera. You can join at Port Washington or Manistique. This is a non-diving trip -- strictly drop camera. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Jerry Eliason
    Ken M.
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Cruise from Port Washington to Manistee and shipwreck talk (Aug 25-Aug 28) - I will cross the lake to Manistee for a festival where I will be speaking. This is just a cruise and touring. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
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 Manistee to Frankfort Dive Westmoreland (Aug 29-Sep 4) - I or we will cruise the boat from Manistee to Frankfort for a couple dives on the Westmoreland then possibly dive on a couple other new wrecks in the Beaver Island area. This will be all tech diving trip.  Since we will likely be returning to the marina for most nights you can come for all or part of this trip.  The trip will probably end in Charlevoix. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

 

Charlevoix to Straits then Straits Diving (Sep 5-Sept 11) - We will cruise the boat from Charlevoix to the Staits then dive either the Spectacle Reef wrecks out of Cheboygan or Straits wrecks depending what there is interest to do. This is mostly recreational diving but might be one or two 150' dives. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

 Alpena (Sep 12 - 19) -  Diving in Thunder Bay/Alpena or Straits area if there is interest. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
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 Alpena (Sep 19 - 23) -  Cruise Alpena to Fairport Harbor, Ohio for the winter. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List