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Alpena, MI 49707
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Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, with your help, is making things happen!

Established in October, 2010, the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary support the mission of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary – to identify, protect, conserve, and enhance the natural and maritime heritage resources, values, and qualities of the National Marine Sanctuary System for this and future generations throughout the nation.

Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is supported by generous donations from individual, corporate, and foundation donors as well as earned income from Sanctuary Store sales, special programs, and other fee-for-service initiatives. Gifts are managed by the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan.




Download our "Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary" brochure here.






2014 Cardboard Boat Race




  ALSO - Don't miss the "Battle of the Paddles"! July 5th. Click for registration form.


Earlier the same day - The "Fanny A" Open Water Challenge - a seven mile row or paddle event for canoes, kayaks, rowboats etc. Click here for registration form.

2014 Cardboard Boat Regatta 2014 Maritime Fest Brochure