The national marine sanctuary’s set up by NOAA and the federal government are home to many recently found ship and aircraft wrecks. Including the famous George E. Billings, a lumber carrying schooner from the early 20th century. The recent discovery of the Billings is huge because it lies in a national marine sanctuary off the coast of the Channel Islands in California. Being that it is in the sanctuary it is owned by the government and can be properly reserved. Although not directly related to environmental geology, this article shows how the government possessions of our worlds treasures (including the natural) is important in the preservation of such significant things.