Great Lakes Sanctuary Expands 10-Fold

September 6, 2014 3:11 PM

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The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in northern Michigan will be expand its size nearly 10-fold in order to boost the preservation of scores of sunken ships that lurk below Lake Huron.

After receiving federal approval Friday, the country's only freshwater preserve, which holds the part of Lake Huron formerly known as "Shipwreck Alley," will grow from 450 square miles to 4,300 square miles, the Lansing State Journal reported.

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