Welcome to “Michigan Mysteries.com”, the website of Author and Shipwreck Hunter Ross Richardson. This website is dedicated to the stories of the missing persons, missing aircraft, missing maritime vessels and the unrecovered drowning victims of the Michigan Region. The Michigan Region includes the Upper and Lower Peninsulas, Islands, as well as the Great Lakes which are contiguous with Michigan’s mainland: Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.
Richardson is the author of two books, “The Search for the Westmoreland: Lake Michigan’s Treasure Shipwreck” and “Still Missing: Rethinking the D.B. Cooper Case and Other Mysterious Unsolved Disappearances.” He also speaks about Great Lakes maritime history at libraries and historical societies around the Great Lakes Region.
Richardson is a trained technical SCUBA diver and has been involved in the discovery, identification, and documentation of numerous Lake Michigan shipwrecks. He serves on the board of the Maritime Heritage Alliance based in Traverse City Michigan.
The author resides in Lake Ann, Michigan, with his wife, son and their retired racing greyhound, Claire. He enjoys giving folks rides in his 1964 Lincoln and working on various woodworking projects in his workshop.
In The News…
FOX6Now Milwaukee January 26, 2020 Watch the newscast here: A team of shipwreck hunters that includes members from Milwaukee uncovered what appears to be one of the most intact wooden schooners ever discovered at the bottom of the Great Lakes.
The Cooper Vortex Febuary 26, 2020 Listen to the Podcast here: Ross Richardson is the author of two books, “The Search for the Westmoreland: Lake Michigan’s Treasure Shipwreck” and “Still Missing: Rethinking the D.B. Cooper Case and Other Mysterious Unsolved…
9&10 News WWTV News story | February 12, 2020 Watch the entire newscast here: Northern Michigan in Focus: Conversation With Descendant of W.C. Kimball Shipwreck
9&10 News WWTV News story | January 29, 2020 Watch the entire newscast here: Northern Michigan in Focus: Lake Michigan Shipwreck Discovery
Latest Podcast: Ross Richardson talks about shipwrecks and a very recent discovery! | FEB. 3, 2020 Listen to the entire podcast here: Ross Richardson found a shipwreck from 1891!
BETTER, MORE AFFORDABLE TECHNOLOGY HAS MADE SHIPWRECK SEARCHES A REGULAR GUY’S GAME. SHIPWRECK HUNTER ROSS RICHARDSON IS A CASE IN POINT.BY PATRICK SULLIVAN | NOV. 30, 2019 Read the entire article here: WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN AGE OF SHIPWRECK HUNTING
NORTHPORT, Mich. — The Great Lakes have been sailed upon since the 17th century. Over the last 400 years, it’s estimated that 6,000 vessels and 30,000 lives have been lost traversing these fresh waterways.The most recent maritime tragedy was 44…
Few people know the waters of the Manitou Passage better than author and shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson… Read the entire article here: Shipwreck hunter makes unprecedented discovery hidden in the depths
LAKE MICHIGAN – A shipwreck found almost by accident, sitting 300 feet deep in northern Lake Michigan, is being described as one of the “most intact wooden schooners” in the world. Read the entire article here: Lake Michigan shipwreck could…
A few years ago, Lucas contacted a man by the name of Ross Richardson, who is an author and has investigated unsolved mysteries, shipwrecks and disappearances in Michigan. “It’s definitely a curiosity,” said Richardson, who wrote a book about Michigan mysteries in 2014….