Watch: Diver Carves Pumpkin In Sunken Boat On Idaho Lake Bottom
Here's your Idaho dose of total randomness for the week. Until recently, I never knew underwater pumpkin carving was a thing. Did you?
Underwater pumpkin carving isn't just something that goes on in various beach communities across the United States, there are actually contests held in states such as Florida. I'm bad enough at carving pumpkins, let alone doing it in scuba gear at the bottom of a pool or body of water.
I watched a special on sunken ships recently on the Discovery Channel, and it got me thinking about Idaho lakes. Obviously, since the Gem State is totally landlocked, you wouldn't think shipwrecks really exist within state borders. Well, you'd be wrong.
Idaho has plenty of sunken ships it turns out, that is if you consider boats to be ships. Ships are usually synonymous with the sea, but they are still vessels that carry people across the water. Lake Coeur d'Alene is known for having a whole bunch of sunken boats, and some were sent to the lake bottom intentionally. One of those boats is the Seeweewana, which was sunk in the lake in 1988 before a captive audience.
Over 10 years ago, some dude dove to the bottom of Lake Coeur d'Alene and actually was filmed carving a pumpkin. The footage was shared to YouTube in 2011, and I figured since Halloween is just about two weeks away, some of you might get a kick out of it.