America’s Only Freshwater Marine Sanctuary Is Right Here In Michigan

There’s a reason Michigan is known as the Great Lakes State. After all, our beautiful bodies of freshwater set us apart from other regions of the United States, and we’re endlessly proud of our shorelines. While the beaches of Michigan are gorgeous, the marine life and scientific discoveries that accompany our Great Lakes are equally as fascinating – and you’ll want to visit one unique spot for firsthand access.

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For more information about Thunder Bay and its accompanying Maritime Museum, click here. To learn about shipwreck boat tours, click here. Have you explored this region in years past? We’d love to hear all about your experiences, so be sure to leave us a comment below!