Explore the shipwrecks of Thunder Bay with Chris Roxburgh

Courtesy Photo by Chris Roxburgh Divers explore the ghost ship Cornelia B. Windiate, which sank on Nov. 27, 1875 in a snow storm with freezing spray.

ALPENA — An opportunity to learn about shipwrecks and underwater photography is coming up on Thursday at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena.

As part of the Sanctuary Lecture Series, renowned underwater photographer and author Chris Roxburgh will host a free presentation, Exploring Shipwrecks of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the GLMHC, 500 W. Fletcher St.

Roxburgh has gained widespread recognition for his exceptional work capturing shipwrecks in the Great Lakes region. His remarkable photography and environmental efforts have been featured on local and national news platforms multiple times.

He is the author of the highly acclaimed hardcover nonfiction book “Leelanau Underwater,” which has become the top-selling book in Northern Michigan. This book vividly showcases the shipwrecks in his hometown of The Manitou Passage, situated in Leelanau County, Michigan.

Roxburgh’s impressive work has been featured in several prominent publications and outlets, including the History Channel, Outside magazine, and The Smithsonian, among others, as he continues to document shipwrecks throughout the Great Lakes region.

Chris Roxburgh

In addition to his artistic accomplishments, he is actively working to raise awareness about the growing problem of plastics pollution in the Great Lakes, and he is a passionate advocate for preserving and protecting our precious waters.

During the presentation, Roxburgh will be showcasing his videos and photos of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Courtesy Photo by Chris Roxburgh


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