by Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer

MARBLEHEAD, Ohio – Lake Erie has no sea monsters, but it may house a Lake Serpent.

The Lake Serpent, that is. After weeks of underwater excavation, a team of researchers and volunteers is inching closer to ruling on whether a wreck recently found near Kelley’s Island is in fact the Lake Serpent, a ship known to have sunk in 1829.

If it is the Serpent, as suspected, the site would be the oldest known shipwreck in Lake Erie, a likely candidate for the National Register of Historic Places, and another significant feather in the cap of diver Tom Kowalczk and the Cleveland Underwater Explorers,

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