Fall Lecture Series History Below the Waves: Shipwrecks of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Mariners' Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • FREE for members; $5.00 for guests: $$0-$5

Presented by Jeff Gray, Superintendent of NOAA's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary FREE for Members; $5 for guests Preserved by the cold freshwater on which they once served, more than 200 shipwrecks are believed to rest in Lake Huron's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

The sheer number of shipwrecks is impressive. However, it is their excellent state of preservation and what they represent-a century and a half of maritime commerce and travel on the Great Lakes-that make them truly special. Jeff Gray, the superintendent of TBNMS, will take us on a freshwater journey to a time when schooner and steamer ruled the Great Lakes. We will explore some of the nation's best preserved shipwrecks and how the sanctuary is working through research and education efforts to protect the Great Lakes and their rich history for future generations.