Michael Stevens, State Historic
In presenting the award, State
Historic Preservation Officer Michael Stevens cited Sea Grant’s “unwavering
material and financial support for the preservation of
That support has helped make
possible dozens of dozens of archaeological surveys of shipwrecks and public
outreach efforts since 1988, according to Historical Society Underwater
The archaeological surveys have lead to 25 shipwrecks being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, more than any other state, Meverden said. Sea Grant and Historical Society staff have made many of the archaeological findings accessible to the public at its Web site, “Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Shipwrecks” (www.wisconsinshipwrecks.org).
The work has also contributed to
A six-member panel of judges representing the Historical Society and other preservation professionals selected UW Sea Grant Institute for the award, citing its role in changing recreational divers' viewpoint on the removal of artifacts from shipwreck sites.
Wisconsin Sea Grant Assistant
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in 1966, Sea Grant is a national network of 30 university-based programs of
research, outreach, and education for enhancing the practical use and
conservation of coastal, ocean and