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‘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 |2018-02-23T20:06:24-04:00February 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 |2018-02-21T13:59:07-04:00February 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 |2018-02-22T21:21:11-04:00February 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 |2018-02-23T20:00:16-04:00February 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 |2018-02-23T20:08:59-04:00February 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 |2018-02-20T19:21:16-04:00February 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 |2017-11-21T19:56:40-04:00October 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 |2017-11-21T19:56:35-04:00September 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 |2018-02-22T16:11:38-04:00June 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 |2017-11-21T19:56:27-04:00May 25th, 2017|Awarded Grants|Comments Off on $200,000 from Besser Foundation