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NOAA Proposes National Marine Sanctuary for Lake Michigan Area

NOAA Proposes National Marine Sanctuary for Lake Michigan Area
October 14, 2015 GLN Editor
Lake Michigan area proposed as national sanctuary

Lake Michigan area proposed as national sanctuaryPublic comment is open until January 16, 2016 on a proposal from NOAA to designate an 875-square mile portion of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin a National Marine Sanctuary.  The site, extending from Port Washington to Two Rivers contains 39 known shipwrecks.  Fifteen of the known shipwrecks are essentially intact, and three vessels possess standing masts – a rarity in the Great Lakes.   The nomination – the first since 2000 – was prompted by legislation introduced by Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin, and Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters.

For more information on NOAA’s proposed designations, go here >

For details on the nomination process, go here >

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