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Explore the Blue: 360° Shipwreck Alley

National marine sanctuaries protect more than just aquatic life. Places like Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, located in Lake Huron, safeguard our nation's maritime history. Join your dive buddies on a visit to D.M. Wilson, one of the hundreds of shipwrecks protected in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

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Discovering the Merrick

Five students, on the adventure of a lifetime, use technology to hunt for a sunken ship lost to the depths of Lake Huron's Shipwreck Alley. Trailer for documentary.

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Project Shiphunt

On July 13, 2011, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) announced the discovery of two Great Lakes shipwrecks. The discoveries were part of Project Shiphunt, an expedition sponsored by Sony & Intel Corporation and filmed by Radical Media that included five high school students from Saginaw, Michigan. This is their story.

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Location & Maps

Maps of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary are here.

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Earth Is Blue

Our planet is an ocean planet: Earth is Blue. The National Marine Sanctuary System protects some of the most iconic underwater places throughout the United States, but we can't do it without you. No matter where you are, the ocean and Great Lakes are in your hands. We hope the images of Earth Is Blue inspire you to help care for our ocean and to spread the word that Earth isn't green – it's blue.

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