Soon congress may be considering adding a second underwater marine sanctuary in the Great Lakes. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, confirmed that the Lake Michigan waters off Wisconsin are being considered for the newest preserve under consideration. If approved by congress it would join the Thunder Bay sanctuary in Lake Huron and be the 14th marine sanctuary in the United States.
The 875-square-mile sanctuary would be located along 80 miles of Wisconsin shoreline home the cities of Port Washington, Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Two Rivers. The boundary extends 9 to 14 miles into the lake. It will contain 34 known shipwrecks found in water depths ranging from 10 to 460 feet.