It's not everyday you get to see beer bottles from the Prohibition Era. One of the many cool things about shipwrecks on the Great Lakes is that they are protected from those that would salvage shipwreck "tokens" thus preventing future generations of divers from seeing such items.
These are on the "Roatarian" which is a shallower wreck in 85' of water about nine miles off shore.
A little backstory:
"The Rotarian was built in 1889 in Sandusky, Ohio. It was approximately 147 feet long with a beam of 27 feet. The vessel spent many years as a passenger excursion ship.
When it moved to Chicago in the 1920’s, this aging vessel was used successively as a dance hall, the home of the Cook County Democrats, and as a restaurant that offered illegal bootleg alcohol during Prohibition. Even Al Capone entertained on this ship.
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