Using National Historic Preservation Act/National Register of Historic Places Guidelines to Develop a Maritime Cultural Landscape Schema in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Author(s): John C. Bright
In September of 2014, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s boundaries expanded from 448 to 4,300 square miles, more than doubling the amount of cultural resources co-managed by NOAA and the State of Michigan within the sanctuary area. Pursuant to Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and in accordance with NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuary [ONMS] directives, Thunder Bay initiated a review of newly included cultural resources to evaluate their eligibility within the National Register of Historic Places [NRHP]. In addition to seeking inclusion on the Register, ONMS promotes the use of NHPA guidelines in the development of broader maritime cultural landscape schemas. These cultural landscape schemas help contextualize resources, frame research objectives, and inform management action. With hundreds of historic shipwreck, lighthouse, and maritime industrial sites, Thunder Bay’s maritime cultural landscape is a robust tool for the sanctuaries researchers, managers, and educators.
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Using National Historic Preservation Act/National Register of Historic Places Guidelines to Develop a Maritime Cultural Landscape Schema in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. John C. Bright. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434926)
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