海事文化遺産の保護

先日、ブッシュ大統領がミシガン州の灯台の保護を目的とした条約を制定しました。このLighthouse Protection 条約ではミシガン州にある灯台の保護と整備、そして観光資源へ活用が行われます。この他に海事・海洋博物館を充実させることや沈没船の保護も含まれており総合的な海洋文化保護への取り組みとなります。州は国などからも補助金を受けることになり、新たに整備を行い観光収入も期待できるとのこと。この条約をもとに他州でも同じような取り組みが行われれば良いでしょう。

Lighthouse protection bill becomes law

WASHINGTON — With president Bush’s recent signature, a bill designed to preserve and promote Michigan’s lighthouses and maritime heritage has become law.

The Michigan Lighthouse and Maritime Heritage Act, a bill proposed by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, will create a federal, state and local partnership to restore lighthouses in Michigan.

“Michigan’s lighthouses are central to our heritage and our economy, drawing thousands of tourists to our state every year,” said Stabenow. “this new law is a victory for communities all over Michigan, allowing us to preserve our rich history, while creating jobs for the future.”

According to a press release, with 120 lighthouses lining its shores, Michigan hosts more than any other state in the nation.

In addition to lighthouses, the bill — passed by the Senate earlier this year and by the House earlier this month — will examine Michigan’s many shipwreck sites and maritime museums, taking the first steps toward coordinating all elements of the state’s maritime heritage.

引用元:http://www.miningjournal.net/stories/articles.asp?articleID=9768

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