Saint Ignace, Mackinac County
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Saint Ignace, Mackinac County

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St. Ignace is the connecting node between the Upper and Lower Peninsula at the northern end of the Mackinac Bridge, in Mackinac County. It is the second-oldest city founded by Europeans in Michigan and the third oldest continuously inhabited city in the U.S. It is inhabited by Native Americans, Europeans and is rich in history. With its pristine beaches, water filled activities, entertainment, history and annual events, St. Ignace is a great vacation destination for all.

Sandusky wreck, Lake Michigan
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Sandusky wreck, Lake Michigan

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Lake Michigan’s basin is conjoining with that of Lake Huron’s to the east and having the same surface elevation, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are technically a single lake. The Straits of Mackinac Underwater Preserve lies at the northern tip of Lakes Michigan and Huron and tries to preserve Michigan’s shipwrecks for later generations. One of the shipwrecks that has been found is that of Sandusky.

Saint Ignace, Mackinac County
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Saint Ignace, Mackinac County

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Located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, St. Ignace is the connecting node between the Upper and Lower Peninsula at the northern end of the Mackinac Bridge. Saint Ignace is the second-oldest city founded by Europeans in Michigan and the third oldest continuously inhabited city in the U.S. It is inhabited by Native Americans, Europeans and is rich in history. With its pristine beaches, water filled activities, entertainment, history and annual events St. Ignace is a great vacation destination for all.

St. Andrew wreck, Lake Michigan
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St. Andrew wreck, Lake Michigan

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Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes, the only one placed entirely within the United States and the second largest Great Lake by volume. It has the same surface elevation as Lake Huron, making the two technically a single lake. The Straits of Mackinac connects Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Over the years, many ships have sunk in the Straits. One of the shipwrecks lying in the Straits of Mackinac Underwater Preserves is St. Andrew.

Northwest wreck, Lake Huron
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Northwest wreck, Lake Huron

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Lake Huron is the second-largest of the Great Lakes and the world's third-largest freshwater lake. It has also the largest shore line length of any of the Great Lakes. Lake Huron and Lake Michigan lie at the same level, but are separated by the narrow Straits of Mackinac. One of the shipwrecks, sheltered in the Straits of Mackinac is the Northwest.

Maitland wreck, Lake Michigan
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Maitland wreck, Lake Michigan

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Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes and the only one placed entirely within the United States. It has the same surface elevation as Lake Huron and it is the second largest of Great Lakes. The Straits of Mackinac join Lake Michigan with Lake Huron, sometimes called the Michigan-Huron. The Straits of Mackinac Underwater Preserve holds numerous shipwrecks, one of them being the Maitland.

Fred McBrier wreck, Lake Michigan
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Fred McBrier wreck, Lake Michigan

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Lake Michigan’s basin is conjoining with that of Lake Huron to the east and having the same surface elevation, they are technically a single lake. The large size of the Lakes and the fact that they are prone to sudden and harsh storms, combined with the rocky shoals and shallows of Straits of Mackinac, increases the risk of water travel and has led hundreds of ships to their end.

Cedarville wreck, Lake Huron
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Cedarville wreck, Lake Huron

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Lake Huron is the second-largest of the Great Lakes and the third largest fresh water lake on Earth, with more than a thousand wrecks being recorded. At least eleven of these shipwrecks are contained in the Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Preserve. 3 mi/4.8 km east of Mackinac Bridge lies what's left of the Cedarville. Being in a very good condition, because of its close proximity to the surface, the shipwreck has much to explore.

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