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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

Penobscot 14 Raffle Winner

Winner of Locally Built, Handcrafted Wooden Classic Boat from Scottville, Michigan The Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary announced the winner of the Penobscot 14 handcrafted, classic wooden boat that was built by the Thunder Bay Community Boat Builders, with the finishing done by Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing, Inc. (HCS&R). Of the 1,260 [...]

By |2017-11-21T19:56:40+00:00October 13th, 2017|Boat Raffle|Comments Off on Penobscot 14 Raffle Winner

Superintendent’s Statement

Two historic Great Lakes shipwrecks discovered in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary NOAA maritime archaeologists and partners have located and identified two previously undiscovered historic shipwrecks in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The shipwrecks are the wooden steamer Ohio (1873-1894) and the steel-hulled steamer Choctaw (1892-1915). In May 2017, a sanctuary-led expedition used high-resolution [...]

By |2017-11-21T19:56:35+00:00September 1st, 2017|Research|Comments Off on Superintendent’s Statement

17th Annual Thunder Bay Maritime Festival

Join Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary for a star-spangled celebration at the Thunder Bay Maritime Festival on the 4th of July in Alpena, Michigan.  To commemorate America’s birthday and Thunder Bay’s rich maritime heritage, the festival offers live entertainment, fun and educational kids’ activities, cardboard boat races, helicopter rides, food, demonstrations, exhibits, displays, and more. [...]

By |2018-02-22T16:11:38+00:00June 28th, 2017|Event|Comments Off on 17th Annual Thunder Bay Maritime Festival

$200,000 from Besser Foundation

Alpena, Mich. – Thanks to support from the Besser Foundation, Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is expanding education and economic development opportunities in the Alpena area. The Besser Foundation board of directors recently approved two grant proposals submitted by the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) totaling $200,000. “The Besser Foundation [...]

By |2017-11-21T19:56:27+00:00May 25th, 2017|Awarded Grants|Comments Off on $200,000 from Besser Foundation

Free Concert Coming to Alpena

Song of the Lakes “Paddle-to-the-Sea” Free Concert Coming to Alpena Alpena, Mich.—A special treat is coming to the Alpena area on Friday evening, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 28, 2016 when the band, Song of the Lakes, brings its show, “Paddle-To-The-Sea,” to the Alpena High School auditorium. “Paddle-to-the-Sea” is being hosted by Friends of Thunder Bay [...]

By |2017-11-21T19:56:25+00:00October 21st, 2016|Event|Comments Off on Free Concert Coming to Alpena