Pictured here is the 300-foot long bulk freighter Norman, which sank in 1895.

Protected from the high-energy of a shallow-water environment, deep-water shipwrecks are often very intact. Shipwrecks in this type of environment are true time capsules, providing unique and exciting archeological, historical, and recreational opportunities. The 300-foot-long bulk freighter Norman, which sank in 1895, rests in 64 meters (210 feet) of water just outside the current sanctuary boundaries. The wreck site is among the most exciting dives in the Great Lakes. Image courtesy of Thunder Bay 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER.

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