The Muskegon County Sheriff Dive Team was at their annual underwater pumpkin carving event at the U.S.S. Silversides Submarine Museum. In the following video you will find out who they are, what kind of equipment they use including their side scan sonar remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), and finally underwater pumpkin carving with stories and narratives from Diver John Achterhoff. Find out the winning pumpkin design at the end.
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The Muskegon County Sheriff Dive Team was founded in 1983, they are a volunteer dive recovery team that serves the County of Muskegon for underwater recovery and evidence recovery. The team is a non-profit organization funded by the generosity of donors. All the equipment you saw today either belong to the divers, donated or acquired through grants. Support your local dive team by showing up at their future events and think twice before you decide to launch your vehicle into the lake at the boat lunch. Website | Facebook
The USS Silversides Submarine Museum is located at 1346 Bluff St, Muskegon, Michigan and its home to the Silversides (SS-236) World War II Gato Class Submarine. The Silversides was one of the most successful submarines in the Pacific of WWII, with 23 confirmed sinkings - the third-most of any allied World War II submarine, which translate to 90,080 tons of ships sunk. Furthermore the sub inflicted 14 damages on enemy ships, received a Presidential Unit Citation and 12 battle stars. It's at this museum you can walk inside this incredible piece of history "under water", along with the USCGC McLane (WSC-146) - a United States Coast Guard Active-Class Patrol Boat commissioned in 1927, complete with numerous naval exhibits in their facility. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Wikipedia