Maritime archaeologists and volunteers from the Wisconsin Historical Society measure the keelson during a survey in Lake Michigan near Port Washington, Wisconsin, at the underwater site of the J.M. Allmendinger, which sank in 1895 while carrying a load of timber. The site and dozens of other shipwrecks would be protected under a proposed national marine sanctuary for Lake Michigan. Photo: Chicago Tribune/TNS Maritime archaeologists and volunteers from the Wisconsin Historical Society measure the keelson during a survey in Lake Michigan near Port Washington, Wisconsin, at the underwater site of the J.M. Allmendinger, which sank in 1895 while carrying a load of timber. The site and dozens of other shipwrecks would be protected under a proposed national marine sanctuary for Lake Michigan. Photo: Chicago Tribune/TNS
Maritime archaeologists and volunteers from the Wisconsin Historical Society measure the keelson during a survey in Lake Michigan near Port Washington, Wisconsin, at the underwater site of the J.M. Allmendinger, which sank in 1895 while carrying a load of timber. The site and dozens of other shipwrecks would be protected under a proposed national marine sanctuary for Lake Michigan. Photo: Chicago Tribune/TNS

US aims to preserve shipwrecks through an underwater sanctuary in Lake Michigan

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Maritime archaeologists and volunteers from the Wisconsin Historical Society measure the keelson during a survey in Lake Michigan near Port Washington, Wisconsin, at the underwater site of the J.M. Allmendinger, which sank in 1895 while carrying a load of timber. The site and dozens of other shipwrecks would be protected under a proposed national marine sanctuary for Lake Michigan. Photo: Chicago Tribune/TNS Maritime archaeologists and volunteers from the Wisconsin Historical Society measure the keelson during a survey in Lake Michigan near Port Washington, Wisconsin, at the underwater site of the J.M. Allmendinger, which sank in 1895 while carrying a load of timber. The site and dozens of other shipwrecks would be protected under a proposed national marine sanctuary for Lake Michigan. Photo: Chicago Tribune/TNS
Maritime archaeologists and volunteers from the Wisconsin Historical Society measure the keelson during a survey in Lake Michigan near Port Washington, Wisconsin, at the underwater site of the J.M. Allmendinger, which sank in 1895 while carrying a load of timber. The site and dozens of other shipwrecks would be protected under a proposed national marine sanctuary for Lake Michigan. Photo: Chicago Tribune/TNS
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