Glass Artists Donate Art to Raise Support

Glass Artists Donate Art to Raise Support for Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Alpena, Mich. -- When 45th Parallel Glass Works and Gallery owners Peggy and Augie Matuzak heard the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS), a local non-profit, was trying to raise matching funds for a grant to the City [...]

By |2019-12-03T07:34:27-05:00November 21st, 2019|Donation|0 Comments

Sanctuary Cinema Series – From the Riddle Solvers to the Shipwreck Wheel of Misfortune!

Come to the sanctuary’s latest in the Sanctuary Cinema Series! Filmmaker’s Sisbro Studios have delighted family audiences for years with their ocean and Great Lakes themed films.  Enjoy an hour and a half of family matinee selections back-to-back starting at 2:00 pm. Selection includes three shorts and two full length features. Free and open to [...]

By |2019-02-04T13:54:41-05:00March 30th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – From the Riddle Solvers to the Shipwreck Wheel of Misfortune!

Sanctuary Cinema Series – From the Riddle Solvers to the Shipwreck Wheel of Misfortune!

Come to the sanctuary’s latest in the Sanctuary Cinema Series! Filmmaker’s Sisbro Studios have delighted family audiences for years with their ocean and Great Lakes themed films.  Enjoy an hour and a half of family matinee selections back-to-back starting at 2:00 pm. Selection includes three shorts and two full length features. Free and open to [...]

By |2019-02-04T13:52:12-05:00March 23rd, 2019|, |Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – From the Riddle Solvers to the Shipwreck Wheel of Misfortune!

The Show Will Go On! Thunder Bay International Film Festival Tickets on Sale Now

For the seventh year, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is bringing the world of cinema to northeast Michigan! From January 23 through 27, residents and travelers to northeast Michigan will be treated to some of the most impressive ocean and Great Lakes films from around the world. With support from local community partners led by the Friends [...]

By |2019-01-29T14:39:55-05:00January 14th, 2019|Event, Film Festival|Comments Off on The Show Will Go On! Thunder Bay International Film Festival Tickets on Sale Now

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 |2018-07-05T14:22:56-04:00June 14th, 2018|Maritime Festival|Comments Off on Lappan Agency is Platinum Sponsorship of Thunder Bay Maritime Festival

Annual Wooden Boat Raffles Kick Off This Weekend

Over the past several years the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) has strived to raise funds for the sanctuary’s youth education programs and community outreach by raffling wooden boats made by local community boat building programs in northeast Michigan. One of the most successful events for raffle sales is coming up this [...]

By |2018-07-05T14:22:49-04:00June 14th, 2018|Boat Raffle|Comments Off on Annual Wooden Boat Raffles Kick Off This Weekend

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 |2018-02-23T20:00:16-05:00February 18th, 2018|Event, Film Festival|Comments Off on Thank You for Making Sixth Annual Film Festival a Record Breaker!

Penobscot 14 Raffle Winner

Winner of Locally Built, Handcrafted Wooden Classic Boat from Scottville, Michigan The Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary announced the winner of the Penobscot 14 handcrafted, classic wooden boat that was built by the Thunder Bay Community Boat Builders, with the finishing done by Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing, Inc. (HCS&R). Of the 1,260 [...]

By |2017-11-21T19:56:40-05:00October 13th, 2017|Boat Raffle|Comments Off on Penobscot 14 Raffle Winner