2014 Lake Superior Center Authority - Great Lakes Aquarium
$200,000 the first year is for development of an exhibit to examine the effect that aquatic environments have on shipwrecks and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage. Priority should be given to projects that have a nonstate cash match of at least 25 percent of the total eligible project costs.
Grand opening of the exhibit is planned for July 2, 2014.
The Great Lakes Aquarium is planning new exhibit called Shipwrecks Alive! It will provide an in-depth look at the fascinating world of sunken ships and the diverse wildlife ecosystems they attract and sustain. The exhibit will focus on three unique examples of shipwrecks serving as underwater habitat in three very distinct and different parts of the world: Lake Superior; the South Pacific; and the Mediterranean Sea.