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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!

2018 Sanctuary Lecture & Cinema Series Kicks Off

Photo Above: The Bow Man, believed to represent a hunter, is the most well-known of the Sanilac Petroglyphs, rock carvings etched into a sandstone outcrop The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Friends of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary have announced the 2018 Sanctuary Lecture and Cinema Series. Starting in February, every month [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:08:59+00:00February 18th, 2018|Event|Comments Off on 2018 Sanctuary Lecture & Cinema Series Kicks Off

Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council Grant

Area Youth Enable Hundreds of Students to Participate in Film Festival An example of how youth in northeast Michigan team up to offer fellow students extraordinary opportunities to broaden their horizons and learn about the world around them took place this year at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival (TBIFF). Nearly a thousand students from [...]

By |2018-02-20T19:21:16+00:00February 14th, 2018|Awarded Grants|Comments Off on Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council Grant