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Underwater Salvage and Preserve Committee

Michigan's Great Lakes bottomlands are the final resting place of hundreds of shipwrecks—the cold, fresh waters of the lakes preserve these time capsules of our heritage. A national marine sanctuary and 13 state-designated underwater preserves protect and interpret them.

Committee Members

  • Chris Antieau, DEGLE Representative
  • Ron Bloomfield, Kawkawlin
  • Joseph Bower, Kalamazoo
  • Sandra Clark, DNR Representative
  • Jeremiah Edson, Traverse City
  • Dan Friedhoff, St. Ignace
  • Wayne Lusardi, DNR/Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • David Shaw, DNR Law Enforcement
  • Brian Smith, Detroit

The Underwater Salvage and Preserve Committee meets quarterly. Unless noted, meetings are virtual only. Meetings begin at 1 p.m. and are open to the public; agendas will be posted here in PDF format as they become available. The Michigan Library and Historical Center is located at 702 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing. The building and visitor parking are on the north side of Kalamazoo Street, two blocks east of M. L. King Jr. Boulevard.

Accessibility Notice: To request an accommodation or other assistance for effective participation, please contact the person listed below as far in advance as possible to the scheduled event. All reasonable efforts will be made to arrange requested accommodations. Please contact: Sheri Giffin, Executive Secretary, at 517-231-1299 or

2024 Meeting Schedule

  • Jan. 31
  • March 27
  • Sept. 11, Agenda
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  • Nov. 20

Meeting minutes

For minutes of meetings held before 2021, please send an email request to