​Faculty set to study shipwrecked steamboats

Faculty from Grand Valley State University have planned to explore Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids in an effort to discover and study the remnants of steamboats S.S. Hazel A. and S.S. Ramona.

The news comes after the previous cancellation of a dive scheduled for 2014.

The dive, which will be funded by the GVSU Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence, includes GVSU professors Mark Schwartz, Mark Gleason and Matthew Daley.

David Cummins, from the marine technology program at Alpena Community College, and Mary Dersch, from the East Grand Rapids History Room, will also take part in the exploration.

The exploration is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20.