Keweenaw Underwater Preserve

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Keweenaw Underwater Preserve
Map showing the location of Keweenaw Underwater Preserve
Keweenaw Underwater Preserve
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Lake Superior, Keweenaw County, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
Nearest city Houghton, Michigan
Coordinates 47°23′06″N 88°22′19″W / 47.385°N 88.372°W / 47.385; -88.372Coordinates: 47°23′06″N 88°22′19″W / 47.385°N 88.372°W / 47.385; -88.372
Area 103 square miles (270 km2)
Governing body Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The Keweenaw Underwater Preserve is a preservation area in the U.S. state of Michigan. Located in Lake Superior, it protects waters that lie offshore Keweenaw Peninsula.[1]

Keweenaw Point[edit]

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, which oversees the Keweenaw Underwater Preserve, calls the point of Keweenaw Peninsula a "catcher's mitt" for storm-beset Lake freighters and other boats in the southern half of Lake Superior. Numerous wrecks, overseen as part of this preserve, can be seen here and are the object of recreational dives.

One of the most recent large boats on the Great Lakes to be a total loss, the former United States Coast Guard cutter Mesquite, grounded off Keweenaw in 1989 and is now a diveable wreck in this preserve.[1]


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