Archives for May, 2012

Public Comment Sought: Regarding Shipwreck Sanctuary Expansion

Public comment is being sought (through May 25) regarding NOAA’s proposed expansion of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron from its current 448 square miles to over 4,000 square miles. The expansion includes waters adjacent to Alcona and Presque Isle counties in the northeast of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. I have mixed feelings about […]

Shipwrecks are in danger from natural causes, not divers!

There was an article by Joanna Carson in the May 8, 2012, edition of the Bellarine Times in Australia telling of efforts by archaeologists to rebury the 164 years old wreck of the coastal trading schooner Clarence. See “Huge Effort to Bury St Leonards Wreck in Time” These archaeologists are burying the wreck to save […]