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Published: 3/2/2014


Taking a plunge in the ice

Enthusiasts were looking to get a closer look at Jana's Wreck during an ice dive Feb. 16 in the frigid waters off the shore of Colchester, Ontario. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Rich Synowiec, Monroe, Mich., swims beneath 20 inches of Lake Erie ice. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rich Synowiec, Monroe, Mich., swims beneath 20 inches of Lake Erie ice.
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Jeff Omstead, Wheatley, Ont., begins his dive on Jana's Wreck in Colchester, Ontario. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jeff Omstead, Wheatley, Ont., begins his dive on Jana's Wreck in Colchester, Ontario.
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Mike Drexler cuts a hole in Lake Erie ice in preparation for an ice dive in Colchester, Ontario. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mike Drexler cuts a hole in Lake Erie ice in preparation for an ice dive in Colchester, Ontario.
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Divers prepare to plunge through a hole in the ice and into Lake Erie during an ice dive in Colchester, Ontario. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Divers prepare to plunge through a hole in the ice and into Lake Erie during an ice dive in Colchester, Ontario.
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Aaron Oaks, Van Buren Township, Mich., shuttles his dive gear back to shore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Aaron Oaks, Van Buren Township, Mich., shuttles his dive gear back to shore.
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Rich Synowiec, Monroe, Mich., swims past a boiler on Jana's Wreck. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rich Synowiec, Monroe, Mich., swims past a boiler on Jana's Wreck.
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Rich Synowiec, Monroe, Mich., swims beneath 20 inches of Lake Erie ice. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rich Synowiec, Monroe, Mich., swims beneath 20 inches of Lake Erie ice.
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Rich Synowiec, Monroe, Mich., swims along Jana's Wreck. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rich Synowiec, Monroe, Mich., swims along Jana's Wreck.
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A nearly 160-year-old capstan on Jana's Wreck in Lake Erie,  just 500 feet from the shoreline in Colchester, Ontario. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A nearly 160-year-old capstan on Jana's Wreck in Lake Erie, just 500 feet from the shoreline in Colchester, Ontario.
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