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 |2019-02-04T20:44:08-04:00December 19th, 2019|, |Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship

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 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 Cinema Series – Lake Invaders: The Fight for Lake Huron

Come to the sanctuary’s latest in the Sanctuary Cinema Series! Lake Huron, one of the five parts comprising the Great Lakes, has been hit with numerous exotic species invasions over the last century.  Each invasion changes the ecosystem in ways we can’t predict. Fish populations have collapsed, the entire food web completely altered, and a [...]

By |2019-02-04T20:10:44-04:00August 22nd, 2019|, |Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – Lake Invaders: The Fight for Lake Huron

Sanctuary Cinema Series – Big Brownie: The O’fish’al Story

Big Brownie: The O’fish’al Story follows the forty year run of the Michigan Brown Trout Festival, the country’s longest running blue water festival. The documentary explores the obstacles the festival, the fishermen, and the community overcome to keep a festival running whose namesake is on the brink of extinction.

By |2019-06-12T08:08:06-04:00July 18th, 2019|, |Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – Big Brownie: The O’fish’al Story

Surf’s Up in the Sanctuary

SURFING & PADDLING ART EXHIBIT Surf’s Up in the Sanctuary is a one-day surfing and paddling art exhibit featuring surfing artists from all over the Great Lakes, and the latest paddling films from all over the world! From 1:00 pm until 7:00pm, come to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center to see photographs, sculptures, and films; there [...]

By |2019-05-29T08:01:11-04:00June 15th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Surf’s Up in the Sanctuary

Sanctuary Cinema Series – Unsalted, a Great Lakes Experience

Unsalted: A Great Lakes Experience is a 56-minute film documenting four decades of lake surfing on the Great Lakes, directed by Vince Deur. The film begins with videotape footage Deur recorded in November 1990, when he nearly drowned while surfing Lake Superior near Whitefish Point. Described as “one part obsession, one part addiction,” this film [...]

By |2019-04-05T13:37:32-04:00May 22nd, 2019|, |Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – Unsalted, a Great Lakes Experience

Line 5: Worst Case Scenario

An old, damaged energy pipeline threatens the future of the Great Lakes. The LINE 5 series follows the people fighting to prevent a catastrophic oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac. This third installment looks closely at the legal and political battle surrounding the issue. Spectacular cinematography and in-depth interviews paint an intimate portrait of this freshwater crisis. With Sen. [...]

By |2019-05-07T07:05:26-04:00May 16th, 2019|, |Comments Off on Line 5: Worst Case Scenario

Sanctuary Cinema Series – MSU Night at the Museum, Earth is Blue!

Join us in the sanctuary visitor center theater for an MSU Night at the Museum & Sanctuary Cinema Event! Enjoy a selection of short films about science and exploration across the 14 sites within the National Marine Sanctuary System. Exhibits will also be open! When you look at our planet from space, one thing is [...]

By |2019-02-04T14:03:43-04:00April 18th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – MSU Night at the Museum, Earth is Blue!

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