Sanctuary Cinema Series – Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship

Come to the sanctuary’s latest in the Sanctuary Cinema Series! November 22, 1912: The schooner Rouse Simmons departs upper Michigan ferrying 5,000 Christmas trees to Chicago.  The ship disappears, and for 60 years there’s no trace of it. In 1971 a scuba diver discovers the legendary, lost  “Christmas Tree Ship.” (2013, 50 minutes, no rating) [...]

By |2019-10-17T12:39:41-04:00December 20th, 2019|, |Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship

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 |2019-10-14T10:10:51-04:00December 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 |2019-03-01T14:59:41-04:00November 21st, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – The U.S. Life-Saving Service on Superior’s Shipwreck Coast

Sanctuary Cinema Series – Crossing Superior

Crossing Superior follows a riveting 60-mile journey three men took with their paddle boards across a lake that is often a force to be reckoned with. Eleven-time Emmy award winner Corey Adkins tagged along to document the 22-hour journey with Stand Up for Great Lakes, including humored encounters with freighters, a permit to do something [...]

By |2019-10-04T13:56:40-04:00November 7th, 2019|, |Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – Crossing Superior

Sanctuary Cinema Series – Haunted Lighthouse

Come to the sanctuary’s latest in the Sanctuary Cinema Series!  Narrated by maritime author Frederick Stonehouse, this documentary film explores Great Lakes lighthouse hauntings at Whitefish Point, Big Bay Point, Old Presque Isle, and Seul Choix Point! (1999 & 2003 film by Don Hermanson, 60 minutes, no rating) Free and open to the public.

By |2019-02-04T20:35:09-04:00October 24th, 2019|, |Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – Haunted Lighthouse

Sanctuary Lecture Series – Water Walkers: Native American Journey to Protect the Great Lakes

Join children’s author Carol Trembath to learn about her experience writing the Water Walkers Series: Water Walkers, Stepping Stones, and Ripples and Waves.  These beautifully written and illustrated books are told from the perspective of an Ojibway girl whose family members are walking around the Great Lakes to raise awareness about harm being done to our [...]

By |2019-09-26T16:10:46-04:00October 17th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – Water Walkers: Native American Journey to Protect the Great Lakes

Sanctuary Cinema Series – Michigan Micro Adventures, Volume 2

Adventure enthusiasts Gary and Ely Irving are back with a new season, highlighting four locations in Northern Michigan that are a must to check off on your outdoor sports bucket list. From snorkeling 19th-century shipwrecks to cross-country skiing in the dead of winter, these trips take you through the four seasons of Michigan and give you a guided [...]

By |2019-02-04T20:21:30-04:00September 26th, 2019|, |Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – Michigan Micro Adventures, Volume 2

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