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Our National Marine Sanctuaries, Protecting America’s Underwater Treasures: A Survey of Michigan’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve
January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Please join us for a Museums at Noon conversation!
Title: Our National Marine Sanctuaries, Protecting America’s Underwater Treasures: A Survey of Michigan’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve
Date: Friday, January 29
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom (register here)
Presenter: Stephanie Gandulla, Maritime Archaeologist and Research Coordinator for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Preserved by the cold freshwater on which they once served, more than 200 shipwrecks are believed to rest in Lake Huron’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The sheer number of shipwrecks is impressive. However, it is their excellent state of preservation and what they represent—a century and a half of maritime commerce and travel on the Great Lakes—that make them truly special.
Stephanie Gandulla will take us on a freshwater journey to a time when schooner and steamer ruled the Great Lakes. We will explore some of the nation’s best-preserved shipwrecks and how the first marine sanctuary in the Great Lakes was designated and became part of the Michigan History Center’s statewide system of museums and historic sites.