Protecting the Great Lakes and their rich maritime history through research, education and resource protection. The sanctuary works to ensure that future generations can enjoy these underwater treasures.
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Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center
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The sanctuary has expanded!
Following a multi-year public process, the sanctuary has expanded from 448 square miles to 4,300 square miles. Read more here.
Learn more about the process of sanctuary expansion and access related documents here.
Click here to link to our calendar for upcoming events and programs!
NOAA's National Ocean Service spotlights the sanctuary! See the full story here.
Join our Sanctuary Advisory Council - application packet here!
2015 Great Lakes RegionalMATE ROV Competition - May 16, 2015
2015 Annual Thunder Bay Cardboard Boat Regatta - July 4, 2015
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