ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — Five high school students are teaming up with scientists and historians this month to study a shipwreck in Lake Huron’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

The Saginaw students will work with professionals from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on “Project Shiphunt.” The mission is to find a shipwreck, investigate its identity and document it in 3-D.

The marine sanctuary near Alpena includes one of the nation’s most historically important shipwreck groups. Sanctuary superintendent Jeff Gray says the project will support efforts to protect the Great Lakes and inspire new generations of explorers.

A reception kicking off the project is scheduled for Tuesday at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena. Nautical archaeologist James Delgado will make a presentation.

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