There Are Thousands of Shipwrecks Below Lake Erie. This Chilling Photo Explains Why.
You won't be surfing these waves any time soon.
When winter winds pour in, the Great Lakes are easily mistaken for oceans. Living near Lake Erie, photographer Dave Sandford has been making a visual study of the liquid peaks that result when gale-force gusts sculpt surface water into towering waves up to 25 feet high. Because Erie is the shallowest of the Great Lakes, it is also the most temperamental; of the 8,000 shipwrecks estimated to speckle the lakes, a fourth are thought to lie below Erie.