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NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

We are happy to announce that new moorings have been set on 12 of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s most popular deepwater shipwreck sites. The incredibly well-preserved shipwrecks rest in depths ranging from 130 to over 300 feet of water. Working with the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SPAR (USCG) and a team of ROV (remotely operated vehicle) pilots from Northwestern Michigan College's Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, the sanctuary completed this work on July 21, 2022. There are now over 50 shipwreck moorings in the sanctuary. These moorings provide divers with improved and safer access to the sites while protecting the shipwrecks by eliminating the need for anchoring. The incredible support and expertise of the USCG crew and NMC ROV team made this accomplishment possible.
More information on the project will be released next week.
Managed jointly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the State of Michigan the 4,300 square-mile Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary works to protect the Great Lakes and their rich history. (Courtesy their FB page.)