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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Alpena
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary encompasses 448-square-miles of Lake Huron, protecting one of America's best-preserved... more » Owner description: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary encompasses 448-square-miles of Lake Huron, protecting one of America's best-preserved and nationally-significant collections of shipwrecks. Lake Huron's unpredictable weather and rocky shoals helped Thunder Bay earn the unfortunate name of "Shipwreck Alley." During the Great Lakes' 200-year shipping history, scores of vessels ended their careers on the lake floor off Alpena, Michigan. Some of the wreck sites remain largely intact while other sites are only remnants. However, many wrecks remain undiscovered... These vessels, preserved in time within the fresh, cold waters of Lake Huron, still have stories to tell of Great Lakes maritime history and commerce, from the earliest explorations to westward expansion in the 1800s and modern day trade. Through exploration, education, and research, the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve bring to the American public the lore of Great Lakes maritime heritage. « less
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Alpena
Owner description: The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center is a visitor center for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, featuring... more » Owner description: The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center is a visitor center for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, featuring exciting exhibits for all ages. The exhibit, "Exploring the Shipwreck Century", includes a full-size replica of a wooden Great Lakes schooner and a shipwreck where visitors can walk the decks, feel a Great Lakes storm, and touch the massive timbers of the boat resting on the lake bottom -without getting wet! « less
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Alpena
Category: Museums
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Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #5 of 16 attractions in Alpena
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 16 attractions in Alpena
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 16 attractions in Alpena
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 16 attractions in Alpena
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Ranked #10 of 16 attractions in Alpena
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #11 of 16 attractions in Alpena
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #12 of 16 attractions in Alpena
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Ranked #13 of 16 attractions in Alpena
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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