Gov. Snyder scuba dives at Lake Huron shipwreck

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  • Gov. Snyder scuba dives at a shipwreck site near Alpena. (August 20, 2013)
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ALPENA, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder has gone underwater to see Michigan history.

Snyder, a certified diver, explored a shipwreck Tuesday in Lake Huron off Alpena. He's visiting the Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary in the northern Lower Peninsula, where there are many wrecks.

The governor says the wood ship was carrying coal when it went down during a fire in the early 1900s. Snyder tells TV station WDIV that "it was not a formula for success." Fortunately, the crew survived.

Snyder says the dive is "Pure Michigan." It was streamed live on www.clickondetroit.com . After the governor dries off, he plans to visit the Alcona County fair.

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