Battle of the Paddles

Registration Form Event: 3K Paddle board race, solo kayak & canoe – Thunder Bay River – Start at Rotary Bridge Registration: Complete registration and mail with fee to Dork Brothers or register race evening 4:00 – 5:15 pm Race starts promptly at 5:30p.m. Equipment: All racers need to bring paddleboard, kayak or canoe, paddle [...]

By | 2018-06-11T14:54:56+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Battle of the Paddles

Underwater Robotics 101 drop-in: ROV-in-a-Box

Learn how to construct an underwater ROV (remotely Operated Vehicle) using an "ROV-In-ABox" 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.

By | 2018-06-05T17:46:26+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Underwater Robotics 101 drop-in: ROV-in-a-Box

Lappan Agency is Platinum Sponsorship of Thunder Bay Maritime Festival

Tom Lappan, President and Co-owner of the Lappan Agency, Inc., presented the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) a check for $4,000 as Platinum Sponsor of the 18th Annual Thunder Bay Maritime Festival.  A third-generation, family owned business started in 1931 by C.C. “Sam” Lappan, grandfather of the current owners, brothers Tom, Steve [...]

By | 2018-07-05T14:22:56+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Maritime Festival|Comments Off on Lappan Agency is Platinum Sponsorship of Thunder Bay Maritime Festival

Shipwrecks of the Straits of Mackinac

Crossroads of Tragedy: Maritime Disasters in the Straits of Mackinac The Great Lakes have claimed thousands of shipwrecks since vessels first started traversing these waters in the 1600’s. The Straits of Mackinac, an intersection for the northern lakes, has been the scene of numerous tragedies caused by collisions, groundings, and founderings. This presentation will look [...]

By | 2018-03-02T20:54:42+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Shipwrecks of the Straits of Mackinac

Before the Flood

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with [...]

By | 2018-03-02T16:35:43+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Before the Flood

Ezhibiigaadek Asin: Knowledge Written on Stone

Presented by Shannon Martin, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways and Stacy Tchorzynski, State Historic Preservation Office The Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park protects and interprets Michigan’s largest known collection of early Native American teachings carved in stone. This park educates us about the past and strengthens our relationships with the environment and each other. Join us to learn about [...]

By | 2018-02-14T20:59:29+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

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+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Event|Comments Off on 2018 Sanctuary Lecture & Cinema Series Kicks Off

Two Historic Shipwrecks Discovered in Thunder Bay

Join Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary's Research Coordinator, John Bright, for a presentation on recent shipwreck discoveries in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. In May of 2017, researchers from the sanctuary and the University of Delaware, located two new shipwreck sites in 300 feet of water off the coast of Presque Isle. Throughout the summer, [...]

By | 2018-02-14T15:48:29+00:00 December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Turkey Jump

Thanks to Generous ‘Giving Tuesday’ Donors, Thunder Bay River ‘Turkey Jump’ this Thursday at 3 p.m. ALPENA, MICH.—Just as temperatures are scheduled to drop below freezing this week, Superintendent of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Jeff Gray will follow through on his Giving Tuesdaychallenge. He will jump into the Thunder Bay River dressed in a [...]

By | 2018-02-14T15:48:35+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Turkey Jump

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+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Event|Comments Off on 17th Annual Thunder Bay Maritime Festival