by Jack Nissen, Great Lakes Echo

Ohio is a hotbed for historical preservation, but the state lacked a shipwreck on the National Register of Historic Places until recently.

“The Anthony Wayne is a great example of the kinds of vessels that used to supply Lake Erie in the 1800s,” said Kendra Kennedy, a maritime archaeologist at the Ohio History Connection.

The Anthony Wayne shipwreck’s nomination to the national register ends mountains of research from an unlikely source: a Texas A&M student’s thesis.

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