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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+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00June 14th, 2018|Maritime Festival|Comments Off on Lappan Agency is Platinum Sponsorship of Thunder Bay Maritime Festival

Annual Wooden Boat Raffles Kick Off This Weekend

Over the past several years the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) has strived to raise funds for the sanctuary’s youth education programs and community outreach by raffling wooden boats made by local community boat building programs in northeast Michigan. One of the most successful events for raffle sales is coming up this [...]

By |2018-07-05T14:22:49+00:00June 14th, 2018|Boat Raffle|Comments Off on Annual Wooden Boat Raffles Kick Off This Weekend

Cool Puzzles and More at the Sanctuary Store

Did you know that Americans enjoy jigsaw puzzles more than any other table game? Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to spend time with friends and family, and enjoy cold winter days before the warmer weather calls you outside to “Get into your sanctuary.” One of the best places in northeast Michigan to find challenging [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:03:45+00:00February 21st, 2018|Sanctuary Store|Comments Off on Cool Puzzles and More at the Sanctuary Store

View from the Bay

Dear Friends, Lights, Camera…Take Action! Last month we celebrated the 6th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival (TBIFF). Our team is grateful for all of our dedicated partners, generous sponsors, passionate volunteers, and enthusiastic fans that made the festival our most successful one to date. The festival has not only become one of the sanctuary’s signature outreach events, it has [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:29:19+00:00February 21st, 2018|Superintendent|Comments Off on View from the Bay

‘Sanctuaries Are’ Student Film Competition Winners

Encouraging students to explore and connect with the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the variety of ecosystems throughout northeast Michigan has resulted in a long-term partnership with the Thunder Bay International Film Festival and the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NEMI GLSI). For the past three years, the sanctuary and NEMI GLSI have [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:06:24+00:00February 20th, 2018|Event|Comments Off on ‘Sanctuaries Are’ Student Film Competition Winners

Call for Candidates to Serve on Sanctuary Advisory Council

Applications due by March 16, 2018 Are you interested in getting more involved in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary? Several seats are open on the Sanctuary Advisory Council. The sanctuary is seeking candidates for the following positions: Fishing Higher Education Tourism/Recreation Maritime Industry/Business Citizen-at-Large The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (council) was [...]

By |2018-02-21T13:59:07+00:00February 20th, 2018|Management, Sanctuary Advisory Council|Comments Off on Call for Candidates to Serve on Sanctuary Advisory Council

Winter Layups Await for Spring

Historically, the Gales of November have long been known for ushering in long, cold winters throughout northern Michigan. When lake conditions became too hazardous for ships to travel, or when ice began blocking entrances to harbors, thousands of commercial ships became dormant. Usually beginning in early to mid-December, and sometimes lasting until the following May, [...]

By |2018-02-22T21:21:11+00:00February 20th, 2018|History, Shipwrecks|Comments Off on Winter Layups Await for Spring

Thank You for Making Sixth Annual Film Festival a Record Breaker!

Thanks to you -- our sponsors, ticket holders, aspiring student and professional filmmakers, and volunteers -- the Thunder Bay International Film Festival (TBIFF) sold out for three consecutive nights! Collectively, from Rogers City to Harrisville for the first two nights, and in Alpena for two nights and two days of full programming, the festival had [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:00:16+00:00February 18th, 2018|Event, Film Festival|Comments Off on Thank You for Making Sixth Annual Film Festival a Record Breaker!