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Sunshine shipwreck listed in National Register of Historic Places

For the third time this year, the National Register of Historic Places announced the addition of a Door County shipwreck to its listing. On Friday, the Wisconsin Historical Society announced that the National Park Service placed scow schooner Sunshine on the register late last month. More than 2,400 sites on the National Register of Historic Places are in Wisconsin, including the shipwrecks Boaz and Emeline listed earlier this year. According to the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Sunshine sits upright and broken approximately one mile away from the entrance of North Bay in Lake Michigan. The vessel primarily carried lumber from ports in northern Michigan to ports along Lake Michigan before it was caught up in a gale, driven into some rocks, and sank in 1869 after 15 years of service. Located near the Town of Liberty Grove, the Sunshine was listed on the State Register of Historic Places in June, and it is the 29th shipwreck to be listed on the National Register. Despite the large number of vessels on the state and national registers of historic places, Door County and neighboring Kewaunee County remain on the outside looking in on the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary, which was designated in 2021 and co-managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the state of Wisconsin.

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