The Sinking of the Carl D. Bradley

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI

American freighter SS Carl D. Bradley. Photo courtesy of Jeff Thomas.   Join local history teacher and Great Lakes sailor Jeff Thomas as he tells the story of the tragic loss of the Carl D. Bradley. This presentation will cover the launching and life of the vessel for the Michigan Limestone Transportation Company, her sinking in […]

Giving Tuesday

The biggest local giving day of the year is fast-approaching. November 29 is Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan, and this year Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary will take part in this primarily online event. We look forward to being a part of this community event through the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan. Donate Now [...]

Sanctuary Lecture Series: Maritime Heritage Ecology

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI

Maritime Heritage Ecology: How shipwrecks become oases of biodiversity in a changing ocean Shipwrecks are by definition not supposed to exist. Yet, they form seafloor habitats for a wide range of animals – mussels, sea stars, anemones, and fish. Most shipwrecks are surrounded by sand or mud, so they become oases of biodiversity.  Dr. Kirstin [...]

International Film Festival (In-Person)

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI

Great Lakes, Great Films Every year, the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary bring the world of cinema to Alpena! For five days in January, northeast Michigan is treated to some of the most impressive ocean and Great Lakes films from around the world. Film screenings are complemented by social events, educational activities, and opportunities […]

International Film Festival (Virtual)

Great Lakes, Great Films Every year, the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary bring the world of cinema to Alpena! For five days in January, northeast Michigan is treated to some of the most impressive ocean and Great Lakes films from around the world. Film screenings are complemented by social events, educational activities, and opportunities […]

Maritime Festival

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI

More details to follow.  Check back later.

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