Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary
NOAA is proposing to designate a 962 square-mile area of Lake Michigan to protect 36 shipwrecks that possess exceptional historic, archaeological, and recreational value. Co-managed with the state of Wisconsin, the sanctuary would expand on the state's 30 years of stewardship of these historic sites. The sanctuary would bring new opportunities for research, resource protection, educational programming, and community engagement. In partnership with local communities, the sanctuary would provide a national stage for promoting heritage tourism and recreation.