Superior Trips 2022 Season Schedule
                                                                                                     Updated 4/20/2022

The 2022 calendar is the tentative schedule for the season.  I have retired from running scuba charters and Isle Royale Trips.  I am six 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 cruised west through Lake Erie, up the Detroit River through Lake Huron then into Lake Superior, Whitefish Bay then back to the Straits and looped around the northern half of Lake Michigan then the Straits and directly back to Lake Erie for the winter. The boat again wintered in Fairport Harbor, Ohio.

In 2022 we will be on all five Great Lakes. We will cross Lake Erie eastward, go through the Welland Canal, spend two and a half weeks on the Hamilton & Scourge Monitoring Project then head across the the north shore of Lake Ontario hopefully diving around the Picton peninsula and the Ducks Is. and maybe Kingston.  We will then cruise through the Trent Severn Waterway back to Lake Huron, Georgian Bay where we will dive the wrecks we found in 2018.  We will then make a short stop at Tobermory and cruise down the east shore of Lake Huron to the Thumb and dive the Thumb for a week. From there I will cross directly to Alpena and from there go to Cheboygan through the Straits to Lake Michigan, I hope to spend a bit of time shipwreck hunting and diving on Northern Lake Michigan. From Lake Michigan we will make the final run home back to the Straits and and head back to Lake Superior Whitefish Bay. From Whitefish we will cruise and dive along Superior's south shore to the Keewenaw with stops at Munising and Huron Islands. In the Keewenaw we will mostly be out of Eagle Harbor until making our way back to the Apostles. 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 again this summer.   All trips listed are "split expenses" and typically cost around $300 to $400 per week depending on gas prices.  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.

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Tentative Circum-Navigation Plans 
Trip Descriptions 
Split Expenses Trips Planned for 2022.               

Cruise to St Catharines (May 22 - May27) -  This will be a five-day trip.  We will leave Fairport Harbor on good weather, cruise via the search area of the Marquette & Bessemer II doing a few passes of searching then to Erie PA.  On a good weather day we will cross to Port Colborne go through the Welland Canal to St. Catharines. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

 

Hamilton Scourge Project (May 28 - June 12) -  This will be a two week ROV and dive monitoring project by invitation only and roster is already set. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Roster set.  Ken M.

 

Cruise from St. Catharines to Kingston (June 13 - June 19) -  This will be a one week trip starting at St Catharines, Ontario crossing Lake Ontario to Picton Pennisula to dive wrecks off the penninsula and Duck Islands then on to Kingston, ON. You are welcome to sign on to part of the trip subject to working out land transportation. Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

 

 Kingston Area (June 20 - June 26) -  This will be a one week trip at Kingston, Ontario. You are welcome to sign on to part of the trip subject to working out land transportation. Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

 

Trent Sevearns Waterway Cruise (June 27-July 3) -    This will be a seven day cruise and sight-seeing trip through the beautiful 240 mile Trent Seaverns Waterway.   There will be lots of overnight stops in small towns and parks along the way.   This is a comfortable trip for four or five people on the boat.  It will start in Kingston or Trenton and end in Wiarton on the Bruce Penninsula  (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List    

 Shipwrech hunt for Asia with stops at Byng Inlet and then back to Wiarton (June 27-July 6) -   This is an alternate side trip if I don't get people to join me in Kingston. The Trent Severns will move a week earlier This will be a week of shipwreck hunting when weather permits and sight-seeing on the remote Georgian Bay north shore.  It will start at Midland and end at WiartonT.  Of course this search is dependent on being granted a search license. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

 
    Ken M.
Wait List    

 

Dive New Wrecks in Georgian Bay (July 3-July 11) -    This will be a six day tech diving trip to dive the new shipwrecks we found in 2017-2018 -- the Manasoo, J. H. Jones and the Jane Miller then on to Tobermory. Since we will likely be returning to the marina for most nights you can come for all or part of this trip.  (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Andrew Merryman Lee Carlstrom
Andrew Goodman Chris Morris Ken M.
Wait List This trip is full.  

 Cruise Lake Huron east Canadian Shore (July 12-July 16) -   This will be a four day cruise with minimal diving down the east shore of Lake Huron from Tobermory to Goderich then crossing to Harbor Beach with maybe some shipwreck hunting along the way. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

     
    Ken M.
Wait List     

 Dive Lake Huron Thumb (July 17-July 23) -   This will be a six - seven day shipwreck diving in the Thumb out of Harbor Beach and Port Austin. We will be doing some photogrammetry on the Clifton, Metropole and others there. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Andrew Goodman Lee Carlstrom  
Jon Connolly Chris Morris Ken M.
Wait List  This trip is full.  

 Cruise and Dive Alpena to the Straits including some Thunder Bay Shipwreck Sanctuary (July 25-July 30) -   This will be a six day shipwreck diving in the Thunder Bay Shipwreck Sanctuary out of Alpena to the Straits. I would like to dive some of the wrecks out of Cheboygan along the way. We will be doing some photogrammetry. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

     
    Ken M.
Wait List     

 Cruise from Mackinaw City to Manistique and Shipwreck Hunting Then Back to the Soo (July 31-Aug 6) -   This will be cruising and mostly shipwreck hunting for the Griffon and with a break for a dive along the way and will go up the St Mary River.  It will start at Mackinaw City, Michigan and end in the Soo. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

     
    Ken M.
Wait List     

Whitefish Bay (Aug 7 - Aug 13) - This trip will start at the Soo and do the Mather, Comet, maybe Zillah, and Panther then we will cruise the boat to Paradise where we will spend the rest of the week diving the other wrecks in Whitefish. We will be doing both tek and recreational diving mostly doing photogrammetry but you can dive as you want. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

     
    Ken M.
Wait List     

Whitefish Bay (Aug 14 - Aug 20) - This trip will start at the Paradise and work our way to Grand Marias. We will be doing both tek and recreational diving mostly doing photogrammetry. You can also just do your thing diving. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Andrew Goodman
    Ken M.
Wait List    


Lake Superior South Shore Grand Marias to L'Anse (Aug 21-Aug 27) - We will cruise and dive from Grand Marias to L'Anse via Munising, Marquette and the Huron Is. diving and cruising. This will be recreational diving only. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Kent Myhrman Gary Myhrman
James Myhrman   Ken M.
Wait List This trip is full.  


Keewenaw Peninsula (Aug 28-Sept 10) - We will spend likely two or three weeks shipwreck hunting, camera bouncing and diving a few of the shallow wrecks in the Keewenaw area.  (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

Jerry Eliason
    Ken M.
Wait List    

 Apostles (Sept 11 - 30) -  We will likely spend the last two or three weeks in the Apostle Islands diving and doing photogrammetry and maybe some shipwreck hunting before heading back to Knife River. (Back to Calendar)
Current Roster

    Ken M.
Wait List