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Glass Artists Donate Art to Raise Support

Glass Artists Donate Art to Raise Support for Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Alpena, Mich. -- When 45th Parallel Glass Works and Gallery owners Peggy and Augie Matuzak heard the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS), a local non-profit, was trying to raise matching funds for a grant to the City [...]

By |2019-12-03T07:34:27-05:00November 21st, 2019|Donation|0 Comments

2019 MATE ROV Competition: The Results Are In!

First Place Ranger Class Underwater Research Robots (UR2) Alpena High School, Alpena, MI First Place Navigator Class RC ROV Rogers City Schools, Rogers City, MI First Place Scout Class Educational Robotics Association St. Francis School, Petoskey, MI Today in Alpena, 12 student teams competed in the MATE Great Lakes Regional [...]

By |2019-05-13T14:49:39-04:00May 13th, 2019|MATE ROV Competition|Comments Off on 2019 MATE ROV Competition: The Results Are In!

2019 MATE ROV Great Lakes Regional Competition

MEDIA ADVISORY MATE ROV Great Lakes Regional Competition helps students learn importance and application of underwater technology May 10, 2019 — MATE Great Lakes Regional ROV Competition is challenging local students to create an underwater robot to ensure public safety, help uphold healthy waterways and preserve historical artifacts. The students’ robots will be on display [...]

By |2019-05-11T07:43:33-04:00May 11th, 2019|Education, MATE ROV Competition|Comments Off on 2019 MATE ROV Great Lakes Regional Competition

Tribute to U.S. Senator Hollings

Remembering a NOAA Champion for Protecting Coastal and Ocean Special Places Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings Played Lead Role in Establishing NOAA as Federal Agency As a recent recipient of the Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Award to expand public outreach in marine and Great Lakes sanctuaries, the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary would [...]

By |2019-04-11T14:51:20-04:00April 11th, 2019|Awarded Grants, Education, Management|Comments Off on Tribute to U.S. Senator Hollings

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to Offer Paid Internships in Partnership with Greening Youth Foundation and Office of Coast Survey

ALPENA, MICH—The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) is one of only two national marine sanctuaries selected to partner with the Greening Youth Foundation and NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey to offer a paid internship to an undergraduate, recent graduate or masters student. “We are so excited to have this opportunity,” said Sarah Waters, Education [...]

By |2019-02-15T18:55:57-05:00February 15th, 2019|Education, Internship|Comments Off on Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to Offer Paid Internships in Partnership with Greening Youth Foundation and Office of Coast Survey

Winners Announced for the 4th Annual Student Film Competition at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival

Film Festival Lead Sponsor and Chemical Bank branch manager Laura Werda and assistant manager Jodi Sucharski present the 1st Place Student Film Award to Akia Rutherford from Rogers City High School for her film: "Exploration is Essential" Students from Alpena, Hillman, Onaway, Rogers City, and Stockbridge High Schools receiving awards for their films [...]

By |2019-02-07T20:30:58-05:00January 31st, 2019|Film Festival|Comments Off on Winners Announced for the 4th Annual Student Film Competition at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival

The Show Will Go On! Thunder Bay International Film Festival Tickets on Sale Now

For the seventh year, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is bringing the world of cinema to northeast Michigan! From January 23 through 27, residents and travelers to northeast Michigan will be treated to some of the most impressive ocean and Great Lakes films from around the world. With support from local community partners led by the Friends [...]

By |2019-01-29T14:39:55-05:00January 14th, 2019|Event, Film Festival|Comments Off on The Show Will Go On! Thunder Bay International Film Festival Tickets on Sale Now

Giving Tuesday – Your Chance to Give Back!

On Tuesday, November 27, you can be a part of a world day of giving by making an online donation. Donate Now The Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary hopes you will help support our many educational and community outreach efforts that include: preserving our Great Lakes and their rich maritime history engaging [...]

By |2018-11-21T17:46:38-05:00November 21st, 2018|Event|Comments Off on Giving Tuesday – Your Chance to Give Back!

Congratulations to Winners of the 2018 Wooden Boat and Paddle Boat Raffle

ALPENA, Mich.—Winners from near and far gathered at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Downtown Alpena to receive their raffle winnings. Jodene Compton of Presque Isle, Mich., won the wooden Chesapeake Light Craft Eastport Pram that was built by the Thunder Bay Area Community Boat Builders. Melissa Lane and her family drove from Sturgis, [...]

By |2018-10-31T19:37:55-04:00October 31st, 2018|Boat Raffle|Comments Off on Congratulations to Winners of the 2018 Wooden Boat and Paddle Boat Raffle

Lappan Agency is Platinum Sponsorship of Thunder Bay Maritime Festival

Tom Lappan, President and Co-owner of the Lappan Agency, Inc., presented the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) a check for $4,000 as Platinum Sponsor of the 18th Annual Thunder Bay Maritime Festival.  A third-generation, family owned business started in 1931 by C.C. “Sam” Lappan, grandfather of the current owners, brothers Tom, Steve [...]

By |2018-07-05T14:22:56-04:00June 14th, 2018|Maritime Festival|Comments Off on Lappan Agency is Platinum Sponsorship of Thunder Bay Maritime Festival