‘The stuff the movie-makers dream of.’ In Lake Michigan, a graveyard of long-lost ships captivates historians

After a year of scouring the depths of Lake Michigan with a sonar-equipped fishing boat, Steve Radovan finally got a hit on the gray-scale monitor in the captain’s cabin in May 2016.

The 71-year-old shipwreck enthusiast powered down the Discovery’s engines and dropped a waterproof camera attached to a rope into roughly 300 feet of water. The images revealed a three-masted barquentine, covered in mussels and algae but lying on the bottom still largely intact. After reporting the finding to the state of Wisconsin, he learned the foundered ship was the Mojave…

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Testa’s Restaurant: an old Favourite of Chet and Myrtle’s Closes to Rebuild

Testa’s restaurant in Palm Beach, an old hangout of Chet and Myrtle Warrington in their years in Palm Beach, closes 15 July 2017 to rebuild. Testa’s was started in 1921, moved to its current location and building in 1946, a couple of years before Chet’s yacht tied up at the West Palm Beach Municipal Marina shown below.

It remained a favourite of theirs until Chet’s death in 1961 and Myrtle’s in 1976.