A recently opened exhibit on the sunken mysteries of Lake Havasu reminds snorkel and scuba fans of what lies beneath the usually calm waters of the Colorado River.
Lake Havasu is home to some of the best dive sites in Arizona and the Southwest with more than 30 specific dive sites featuring attractions such as shipwrecks, sunken planes, underwater geology and fish habitats.
The Lake Havasu Museum of History at 320 London Bridge Rd. celebrated the grand opening of a new exhibit and scale model presenting the history of Millers Folly, a 60-foot double-decked paddlewheel boat built by locals from spare parts in the city’s early days. It was made of steel pipe, oil drums, a 1949 Ford Engine, a plow wheel, oak paddles, and a world of ingenuity before it was scuttled in 1978 in about 30 feet of water off Site Six, where divers can still view it.
The exhibit runs for the next few months.