Visitors to Indiana's latest nature preserve will have to work a little harder than most sight-seers to take in the attraction.
Last fall, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources dedicated the J.D. Marshall Preserve, a Lake Michigan shipwreck site due north of the pavilion at the Indiana Dunes State Park beach in Chesterton.
Under state law, nature preserves may also be created to preserve cultural history.
"Not only is it a piece of history, but it is a piece of our cultural history," Mike Molnar, director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Lake Michigan Coastal Program, said.