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Passed Senate amended (09/29/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on April 20, 2006. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Michigan Lighthouse and Maritime Heritage Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct and report on a special resource study of resources related to the maritime heritage of Michigan to determine: (1) suitable and feasible options for the long-term protection of significant maritime heritage resources in Michigan; and (2) the manner in which the public can best learn about and experience such resources.

Instructs the Secretary, in conducting the study, to: (1) review federal, state, and local maritime resource inventories and studies to establish the potential for interpretation and preservation of maritime heritage resources in Michigan; (2) recommend management alternatives that would be most effective for long-term protection and providing for public enjoyment of maritime heritage resources; (3) address how to assist regional, state, and local partners in increasing public awareness of and access to maritime heritage resources; (4) identify sources of financial and technical assistance available to communities for the preservation and interpretation of maritime heritage resources; and (5) identify opportunities for the National Park Service and the State of Michigan to coordinate the activities of appropriate units of national, state, and local parks and historic sites in furthering the preservation and interpretation of maritime heritage resources.

Authorizes appropriations.