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Tourists flock to view crucifix in Lake Michigan


Posted on Friday, 15 March, 2019 | Comment icon 6 comments

The crucifix is visible through a hole in the ice. Image Credit: YouTube / Northern Michigan Aerial Services
A large marble crucifix at the bottom of the lake has been attracting visitors to Petoskey for decades.
The cross, which is situated 22ft beneath the water's surface in Little Traverse Bay, was originally commissioned in 1956 by a family whose young son had died in a farming accident.

When the $2,500 crucifix arrived however it was damaged and the family refused to accept it.

Instead, a local diving club member purchased it and placed it at the bottom of the bay to commemorate a fellow diver who had drowned.

It has since become a symbol of remembrance for all those who have died in the region's lakes.

Each year, conditions permitting, hundreds of people flock to the frozen lake to catch a glimpse of the crucifix through a specially cut hole in the ice.

Some footage from this year's event can be viewed below.


Source: LifeSite News | Comments (6)

Tags: Lake Michigan, Crucifix

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Eldorado on 14 March, 2019, 15:09
Will He ever rise again?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 on 15 March, 2019, 21:51
"Tourists in Michigan litterly have nothing better to do"
Comment icon #3 Posted by lightly on 16 March, 2019, 1:10
Huh!    Our house back home is about 50 miles from there...and I'd never heard of it till now! not surprising I guess..there's always a lot going on in N. Michigan.        .   .   .  (cricket)
Comment icon #4 Posted by Captain Risky on 16 March, 2019, 2:51
very life like marble effigy. 
Comment icon #5 Posted by Black Red Devil on 17 March, 2019, 12:01
Very interesting.
Comment icon #6 Posted by justin3651 on 17 March, 2019, 15:28
Nothing says "we love and miss you" to people who've passed on while on/in the water like a statue of a guy being tortured to death.... apparently. 


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