Matthies makes a big splash
When the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society decided to start an award to honor contributions to diving in the Great Lakes region, the first choice appeared obvious.
They picked Bill Matthies of Brainerd.
“The guy who has been in the business, been an instructor the longest ever and he happens to be in our state, what a perfect opportunity for us,” said Phil Kerber, preservation society president.
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