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 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 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

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

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 |2019-06-28T08:57:43-04:00August 14th, 2019|, |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – NOAA Teacher at Sea: Working with Sharks!

Sanctuary Lecture Series – Captain Kidd and the Golden Age of Piracy

presented by Charles Beeker  Join the sanctuary for another adventure in maritime history -- an exploration of Captain Kidd’s 1699 shipwreck, the Quedagh Merchant, and the efforts to preserve its rich history. Professor Charles Beeker, archaeologist and director of Indiana University’s Center for Underwater Science and Academic Diving Program, will discuss the development of the [...]

By |2019-07-15T11:41:58-04:00July 25th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – Captain Kidd and the Golden Age of Piracy

Sanctuary Lecture Series – Exploring Lake Huron’s Alpena-Amberley Ridge

Dr. John O'Shea, Curator of Great Lakes Archaeology at the University of Michigan's Museum of Anthropological Archaeology Sanctuary Lecture Series: Prehistoric Archaeology at 120:  Exploring Lake Huron’s Alpena-Amberley Ridge Dr. John O'Shea, Curator of Great Lakes Archaeology at the University of Michigan's Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, will share his research of [...]

By |2019-07-08T10:08:06-04:00July 11th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – Exploring Lake Huron’s Alpena-Amberley Ridge

Sanctuary Lecture Series – One of the Guise

Please join Historian Dr. Caitlyn Perry Dial as she shares her discoveries of women who dressed as men to serve the British and American militaries. She dispels myths and shares the tremendous labor it took to conceal their identities as well as work among men completely undetected.

By |2019-02-28T15:33:48-04:00June 14th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – One of the Guise

Sanctuary Lecture Series: Sinkholes to Stars: Diving into Lake Huron’s Sinkholes while Reaching for the Heavens

Professor Bopi Biddanda is an aquatic microbial ecologist studying the movement of carbon driven by microbes at the Annis Water Resources Institute, Grand Valley State University. He grew up in the lush subtropical mountains of SW India, and came to the US in the 1980’s to obtain a Ph.D. in Ecology from [...]

By |2019-03-06T11:04:25-04:00June 10th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series: Sinkholes to Stars: Diving into Lake Huron’s Sinkholes while Reaching for the Heavens