‘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

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

Giving Tuesday – Your Chance to Give Back!

On Tuesday, November 28, 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 |2017-11-22T16:57:19+00:00November 21st, 2017|Event|Comments Off on Giving Tuesday – Your Chance to Give Back!

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

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