Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary
NOAA has designated Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary – our nation's 15th and newest national marine sanctuary. The 962 square-mile area protects 36 shipwrecks that possess exceptional historic, archaeological, and recreational value. Co-managed with the state of Wisconsin, the sanctuary expands on the state's 30 years of stewardship of these historic sites. The sanctuary will also bring new opportunities for research, resource protection, educational programming, and community engagement. In partnership with local communities, the sanctuary will provide a national stage for promoting heritage tourism and recreation.