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Petoskey Crucifix

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...

 

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Taken on February 21, 2009