About the Author

Welcome to “Michigan Mysteries.com”, the website of Author and Shipwreck Hunter Ross Richardson. This website is dedicated to 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 was a public safety diver for the Benzie Area Public Safety Dive Team and a Benzie Country Sheriff’s Department Special Deputy for many years.

He resides in Lake Ann, Michigan, with his wife, son and their retired racing greyhound, Claire.


In The News…

WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN AGE OF SHIPWRECK HUNTING

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

Mlive.com: Lake Michigan Shipwreck W.C. KIMBALL

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…

Detroit News: Diver discovers shipwreck cluster

“I was looking for wrecks that haven’t been discovered and have a decent last known position,” said Richardson, who’s originally from Grand Rapids. “This is kind of the last place in Lake Michigan where there’s a concentration of wrecks that…