For brave scuba divers who can stand the cold, the water is nice and clear right now.
The Grand Rapids Press (http://bit.ly/1DYlh1Y ) reports that the Traverse City-based helicopter was a on a routine patrol when the crew spotted the wrecks and got pictures of them.
The shallow waters of the lake off the Leelanau Peninsula near Leland are the site of many 19th and early 20th century shipwrecks. The area is known as the Manitou Passage, between the mainland of the northwestern Lower Peninsula and North and South Manitou Islands.
The Coast Guard crew posted six photos of the shipwrecks on its Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/1F2rfjc ). They were taken on Friday.