Petoskey Crucifix

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    this beautiful crucifix rests four fathoms under water in little traverse bay, near the breakwater beacon. jeff, who went with me, and i debated at length (1) how many feet are in a fathom (we finally agreed on four feet since both fathom and four begin with an "F" (its actually 6 feet), and (2) how unfathomable it is that the crucifix is four fathoms deep, since it appears to be no more than 12-16 feet deep. this was my first time to see the crucifix, since the previous three years it was canceled due to ice conditions. later today a group of divers are going to swim down for a closer view. brrrrrrrr. the petoskey news review has an interesting article about it here:
    www.petoskeynews.com/articles/2009/02/19/news/doc499d622a...

    farlane, joecwik, adamfrunski, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. skePTic30 63 months ago | reply

      I would loved to have met the man who wore that on a gold chain around his neck and dropped it in the lake while trying to net a 25# Lake Trout.

    2. smiles7 63 months ago | reply

      I wanted to go but we didn't..........going to P town tomorrow!!!
      Oh well I've seen this years ago when my kids were little.
      GREAT shots.

    3. farlane 63 months ago | reply

      Good morning - I blogged this to Michigan in Pictures.

      What a cool thing - thanks for adding to the Absolute Michigan pool!

    4. farlane 63 months ago | reply

      Cool!! Thanks for sharing that.

    5. ON THE MOON STUDIO 62 months ago | reply

      Great interesting photo.

    6. Sandra DeYoung Niese (DandyBeads) 56 months ago | reply

      Ken Gray, one of the men responsible for placing the crucifix in the water, is my uncle. I am so thankful for this picture. In all my 45 years, I have never had an opportunity to see it clearly. Thank you!

    7. farlane 50 months ago | reply

      Hey Martin - I blogged this to The Skin Diver Church in Petoskey on Absolute Michigan today with the video Charles pointed out.

      Thanks again!

    8. nasunto 50 months ago | reply

      That is really interesting. It looks like you could just reach down and pick it up. Cool video, too.

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