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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl4131

Ships that wreck in shallow water tend to break apart due to the force of wind, waves, and ice. Many wrecks dot the shoreline of Thunder Bay, providing great opportunities for snorkeling, kayaking, and recreational diving. Pictured here are the remains of the 1840s sidewheel steamer New Orleans, one of the oldest known wrecks in the sanctuary.

Image ID: expl4131, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Michigan, Thunder Bay, Lake Huron
Photo Date: 2010 August
Credit: Thunder Bay 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER

Category: Maritime Heritage Shipwreck/

High Resolution Photo Available

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