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Plans Would Expand Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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WHITEFISH TWP. (WWJ/AP) - Plans are in the works to expand the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The U.S. House and Senate recently approved legislation correcting an error in federal rules regarding expansion and preservation efforts at the museum, The Evening News of Sault Ste. Marie reported.

The original document was issued in 1998 and referenced an obsolete plan for the property.

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Society wants to move an existing building, a motor lifeboat house which currently sits on private land, to the museum grounds and build a replica of the assistant keeper’s quarters.

The original assistant keeper’s quarters was believed to be torn down in the 1950s. The society hopes to use the building as a reception area for itself, the Michigan Audubon Society and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which each own the property.

The museum is at Whitefish Point in Chippewa County’s Whitefish Township, about 35 miles northwest of Sault Ste. Marie.

For more information on the museum, visit www.shipwreckmuseum.com.

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