Inner Space to Outer Space: Great Lakes’ Contribution to Space Exploration & Research

Presented by State of Michigan Maritime Archaeologist Wayne Lusardi, he will highlight an assortment of objects, both human-made and natural, that have fallen from space into the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes have served as a training ground throughout the history of aviation. Nineteenth-century balloon ascensions, early military and civilian aircraft development, [...]

By |2020-02-13T15:47:58-05:00March 12th, 2020|, , |Comments Off on Inner Space to Outer Space: Great Lakes’ Contribution to Space Exploration & Research

Sanctuary Lecture Series – NOAA Corps: A Service for Science

Presented by LTJG Hunter Brendel Lieutenant (junior grade) Hunter Brendel will speak about the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, the nation’s smallest uniformed service comprised of 321 officers. NOAA Corps operates NOAA’s fleet of 16 ships and nine aircraft that conduct scientific operations throughout the United States and internationally. Officers also take on [...]

By |2020-01-29T16:07:40-05:00February 18th, 2020|, |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – NOAA Corps: A Service for Science

Screenings at the Sanctuary: Great Lakes Now program to have ongoing showings at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

by Great Lakes Now Visitors to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center will be able to view new episodes of Great Lakes Now under a new partnership between the Detroit Public Television initiative and the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Starting in February, the Sanctuary Visitor’s Center will begin free showings of each half-hour show. [...]

By |2020-02-11T11:27:19-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Film Festival|Comments Off on Screenings at the Sanctuary: Great Lakes Now program to have ongoing showings at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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

Great Lakes Maritime Historian Patrick Labadie describes the introduction and subsequent development of the iconic Great Lakes vessels, and their effect on the Midwest. 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 [...]

By |2019-12-11T07:27:56-05:00December 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 |2019-08-20T15:25:29-04:00September 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 |2019-06-19T10:14:36-04:00August 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 |2019-06-19T10:14:22-04:00August 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 |2019-08-05T10:29:37-04:00August 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 |2019-06-19T10:14:08-04:00August 17th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on ROV Open House