Michigan Archaeologist's monitoring
history of artifacts on loan to GLSHS
This correspondence documents some of State Archaeologist Halsey’s alleged dereliction of duty—he failed to monitor the stolen artifacts at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society’s Shipwreck Museum for many years:
“The OSA's mission is to study and protect our archaeological heritage for future generations … and shipwrecks are being stripped of artifacts by those interested only in their own gain. Once gone, our past cannot be replaced.
The Office of the State Archaeologist [OSA] … records, investigates, interprets, and protects Michigan’s archaeological sites.”
- From the State of Michigan web page for the Office of the State Archaeologist.