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Great Lakes may hold clues to beginning of life on Earth
North Country Public Radio (8/29)
Microbial mats at the bottom of sinkholes under Lake Superior could provide answers to questions of how the atmosphere became oxygenated.

Buoy-marking project will protect Michigan shipwrecks, divers
MLive (8/17)
This year, (hopefully), the Ironsides will be among the first of more than 180 wrecks in Michigan's underwater preserves to be marked by a mooring buoy — a project several years in the making.

Explorers find second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in Lake Ontario
The Hamilton Spectator (8/17)
The second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in the Great Lakes, an American-built, Canadian-owned sloop that sank in Lake Ontario more than 200 years ago, has been found, a team of underwater explorers said.

14 women dive historic sites in 5 Great Lakes under 24 hours
WBKB-TV - Alpena, MI (7/17)
As a part of Professional Association of Diving Instructors Women's Dive Day on July 16th, fourteen adventurous women embarked on a world record–setting journey, scuba diving to one historic site in each of the five Great Lakes in less than 24 hours!

An uncertain future for coast guard icebreaker built in Thunder Bay
CBC News (7/15)
An old Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker built in Thunder Bay, Ont., now faces a very uncertain future, with one option being to sink it to the bottom of Lake Ontario.

All-female team plans to dive all 5 Great Lakes in 24 hours
Edmonton Metro (7/13)
An international team of female divers is gearing up to set a new record this week by diving to a shipwreck in each of the five Great Lakes in less than 24 hours.

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General Resources
All Seasons Diving Co.
Come Dive the Clear Blue Waters of Lake Huron for the Finest Shipwreck Diving in Michigan.

Diving Michigan's Underwater
RING! Online
Michigan's nine underwater preserves include nearly 1,900 square miles of Great Lakes bottomland; this site provides a description of each of the preserves.

Michigan Underwater
Detroit Download Central
Articles on diving in Michigan.

Shipwreck Diving Charters on Lake Ontario
Includes a location map of shipwrecks found in Lake Ontario.

Shipwrecks and scuba diving in Lake Superior
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
Information on diving in Lake Superior.

Southwest Michigan Underwater Preserve
There are numerous shipwrecks in the preserve area as well as geological formations including clay banks and underwater rock piles.

Wisconsin's Maritime Trails
Through Web sites, interpretive signage, public presentations and shipwreck moorings, the Maritime Trails initiative encourages divers, snorkelers, boaters, maritime enthusiasts, and tourists to visit and enjoy Wisconsin's diverse collection of maritime resources.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Boating in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Shipwrecks in the Great Lakes Region

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