- Associated Press - Saturday, March 7, 2015

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) - A display of a sunken crucifix in Lake Michigan is scheduled to take place in Petoskey.

The monument to people who have died in water-related accidents is submerged about 20 feet down in Little Traverse Bay. The cross is 11 feet long and the figure of Jesus measures 5 feet, 5 inches.

It was put in place in 1962 and moved to its current location in 1984. Winter viewings are held when the ice is firm enough. Last year hazardous conditions and thick ice made viewing impossible.

Visitors can park Saturday at Bayfront Park, then walk to where red and black tents are placed on the ice. No tent means conditions are considered unsafe.

Attendees view the crucifix through a hole drilled into the ice.




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