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‘Mooring Buoys’ Being Placed in Lake Huron to Preserve Shipwrecks

It’s buoy season and that means underwater lake action. Divers from the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary are out on a mission to persevere shipwrecks in Lake Huron.

“The ‘mooring buoys’ are really the best way of protecting these shipwrecks. Typically a lot of divers in the past would drop their anchors into that wreck and over time pieces and parts of that wreck can be broken because of that and so by putting a training wheel by it and attaching the buoy system directly to that you no longer have to put an anchor into the wreck or no longer tie it to the wreck. It’s a fantastic way of physically preserving the shipwrecks,” Archeologist, Wayne Lusardi said.  Read more…