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Five students from Saginaw Arthur Hill High School have spent the last week searching for shipwrecks in and around Lake Huron’s Thunder Bay, part of a program sponsored by Sony, Intel and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

Project Shiphunt “is focused solely on Thunder Bay and very specifically with five exceptional young people who were tasked with searching for shipwrecks,” said James Delgado, director of the NOAA’s Director of Maritime Heritage.

“The area around Thunder Bay is a bad spot in the road when it comes to shipwrecks,” said Delgado, who before joining NOAA last year was president and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology. “The Lakes were highways of commerce, trade and immigration between the 1830s and the 1930s, and hundreds of ships were lost there because of fogs, collisions, fires and storms. More than 100 shipwrecks have been found within the Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary, and more than 100 ships have yet to be found that historical records suggest should be out there.” Read more.