Historical Shipwreck Designated as Underwater Preserve

Indiana’s coastal zone management program secured funding for this 100-acre site.

The J.D. Marshall Preserve, encompassing approximately 100 acres of Lake Michigan, is the first underwater preserve in Indiana to protect a historic shipwreck. The Lake Michigan Coastal Management Program secured funding, and five divisions from the state’s Department of Natural Resources participated in the development of this resource. The preserve is the culmination of a long-term comprehensive project addressing underwater archaeological resources in Indiana’s portion of Lake Michigan. (2016)

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Partners: Indiana Department of Natural Resources divisions, including State Parks and Reservoirs, Historic Preservation and Archaeology, Law Enforcement, Fish and Wildlife, and Nature Preserves, NOAA Office for Coastal Management