People started arriving at 6:30am to get tickets for the free sanctuary tours. By 8am there were an estimated 275 plus people in line waiting.
People from as far away as Texas who happen to be in the Alpena area were going to be taking the tour of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
By 10am every ticket was scooped up. Over 400 people were able to take a tour of the amazing ship wrecks that are held in Thunder Bay.
With a beautiful blue sky and white puffy clouds floating above, the last tour left the dock at 3:15pm fully loaded with many happy smiles aboard.
The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is celebrating today, after 8 years of meetings and discussions, to finally receive congressional approval to expand from 443 sq miles to 4300 sq miles.