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The Grand Traverse Bay

Underwater Preserve

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President - Chris Doyal

Secretery - Stephan Karas

Treasurer - Julie Doyal

Director - Jeff Winkler

Director - Tom Morrow

Director - Corydon Golden

Grand Traverse Bay

Underwater Preserve

Council, Inc.

Sector scans provided by

Brian Abbott

Nautilus Marine Group


All photo/video provided by

Chris Doyal.


All work ©2019 and may not

be used in any way without

written permission.

    The GTBUP is one of 14 underwater preserves in Michigan. Grand Traverse Bay is strategically located for maritime transportation. Its water resources made it a wise and natural choice for early lumbering and manufacturing industries that built up along the shoreline. The shelter of the Bay encouraged the subsequent growth of maritime commerce. These activities left remains of both sunken ships and commercial activity. Today the Bay holds the remains of several lost ships as well as near shore sites with evidence of businesses that once flourished along the waterfront.


Our Mission statement: To sustain an Underwater Preserve by enhancing education, research and preservation of our Great Lakes and maritime heritage, and by the promotion of tourism and public recreation.


All images ©2017

Chris Doyal/GTBUP

unless otherwise noted

and may not be used

without written permission.


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