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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
  • Stephen Kroll, Rogers City
  • Wayne Lusardi, Alpena
  • Nathan Murphy, Ann Arbor
  • David Shaw, DNR Law Enforcement

2022 Meeting Schedule and Agendas

The Underwater Salvage and Preserve Committee meets quarterly. Unless noted, all meetings are held in person at the Michigan Library and Historical Center in the Morris Learning Center (first floor, east wing); attendance via Zoom is also available. 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.

Updated 11/17/2022

Meeting minutes

For minutes of meetings held before 2020, please send an email request to