Sanctuary Lecture Series – Celebrating 150 years of Great Lakes’ Iconic Bulk Freighters

The commerce of the American Midwest has always been closely linked with the efficiency of Great Lakes transportation. Eighteenth-century fur trade, 19th century agriculture, lumbering and mining were all dependent upon the developing Lakes shipping industry for their fast-growing success. It was with the introduction of highly-efficient purpose-built bulk freight steamers in 1869, however, that [...]

By |2019-10-14T10:10:51-05:00December 12th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – Celebrating 150 years of Great Lakes’ Iconic Bulk Freighters

Sanctuary Lecture Series – The U.S. Life-Saving Service on Superior’s Shipwreck Coast

The desolate Lake Superior shoreline between Whitefish Point in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula and the area of Grand Marais, MI, is littered with a multitude of shipwrecks. Some occurred as early as the 1816 wreck of the schooner Invincible, while newer, larger wrecks are deep within the shipping lanes. The 729' SS Edmund Fitzgerald is [...]

By |2019-03-01T14:59:41-05:00November 21st, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – The U.S. Life-Saving Service on Superior’s Shipwreck Coast

Sanctuary Lecture Series – Lake Nation: People and the Fate of the Great Lakes

The more than 35 million people who live among the Great Lakes overwhelmingly profess devotion to these waters — yet the Lakes are in mediocre condition at best. Why the gap? Dave Dempsey will discuss his findings for his recent book, Lake Nation: People and the Fate of the Great Lakes, in which he seeks [...]

By |2019-08-20T15:25:29-05:00September 19th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – Lake Nation: People and the Fate of the Great Lakes

ROV Open House

Bring the whole family and learn how to construct an underwater ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) using an "ROV-In-A-Box" kit. Pilot your creation in our makerspace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn about how these vehicles are used for science and industry. All ages. Free. NEW THIS YEAR: Challenge the whole family this summer [...]

By |2019-06-19T10:14:36-05:00August 24th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on ROV Open House

ROV Open House

Bring the whole family and learn how to construct an underwater ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) using an "ROV-In-A-Box" kit. Pilot your creation in our makerspace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn about how these vehicles are used for science and industry. All ages. Free. NEW THIS YEAR: Challenge the whole family this summer [...]

By |2019-06-19T10:14:22-05:00August 21st, 2019|, , |Comments Off on ROV Open House

Sanctuary Lecture Series – The Great Lakes, its Lakers, and the Lake Carriers’ Association

Interested in the maritime industry and commerce in the Great Lakes? Join us for the latest sanctuary lecture: The Great Lakes, its Lakers, and the Lake Carriers’ Association. Join Tom Rayburn, Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs for the Lake Carriers’ Association, and learn about the intertwined history of the Great Lakes and maritime industries.  [...]

By |2019-08-05T10:29:37-05:00August 20th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – The Great Lakes, its Lakers, and the Lake Carriers’ Association

ROV Open House

Bring the whole family and learn how to construct an underwater ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) using an "ROV-In-A-Box" kit. Pilot your creation in our makerspace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn about how these vehicles are used for science and industry. All ages. Free. NEW THIS YEAR: Challenge the whole family this summer [...]

By |2019-06-19T10:14:08-05:00August 17th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on ROV Open House

Sanctuary Lecture Series – NOAA Teacher at Sea: Working with Sharks!

Working with Sharks as a NOAA Teacher at Sea-  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration program NOAA Teacher At Sea program provides educators an opportunity to work alongside  NOAA scientists to assist them in their research at sea aboard NOAA ships. Once they return to the classroom, educators can take the information they learned and [...]

By |2019-06-28T08:57:43-05:00August 14th, 2019|, |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – NOAA Teacher at Sea: Working with Sharks!

ROV Open House

Bring the whole family and learn how to construct an underwater ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) using an "ROV-In-A-Box" kit. Pilot your creation in our makerspace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn about how these vehicles are used for science and industry. All ages. Free. NEW THIS YEAR: Challenge the whole family this summer [...]

By |2019-06-19T10:13:53-05:00August 14th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on ROV Open House

ROV Open House

Bring the whole family and learn how to construct an underwater ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) using an "ROV-In-A-Box" kit. Pilot your creation in our makerspace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn about how these vehicles are used for science and industry. All ages. Free. NEW THIS YEAR: Challenge the whole family this summer [...]

By |2019-06-19T10:13:38-05:00August 10th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on ROV Open House