Lake Superior Shipwrecks
A Management Philosophy

The shipwrecks and other submerged cultural resources that lie in Minnesota's Lake Superior waters belong to the people of Minnesota. They represent a unique and finite physical aspect of the state's cultural heritage. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is mandated to direct efforts to protect and manage these resources. To insure that Minnesotans receive maximum benefit from their maritime legacy, the SHPO has drafted a management plan as the first stage in the development of a program to promote effective resource management. The focus of the program is conservation. Management activities are directed toward identifying sites for preservation, scientific investigation, education and recreational use. With public participation, the citizens of Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society can protect and develop the legacy that Lake Superior has preserved.

*Minnesota's Submerged Cultural Resources Preservation Plan



Minnesota's Lake Superior Shipwrecks
|--Exhibit-- |--History-- |--List-- |--Map--|
|--Inland Lakes & Rivers-- |--Management Plan--|
|--Historic Shipwrecks Home Page--|
|--Minnesota Historical Society Home Page--|