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Spencer William Cootware

Alpena, MI. Our community sadly lost an important member of the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary on July 25, 2022. With sadness, we announce the unexpected passing of Captain Spencer W. Cootware of Naples, Florida. Spencer was born February 13, 1961, in Tupper Lake, New York to the late Harold and Lillian Cootware. [...]

By |2022-08-15T10:42:53-04:00August 8th, 2022|Alpena Shipwreck Tours|Comments Off on Spencer William Cootware

‘Tis the Giving Season

Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Offers Incentives to “Explore Your Sanctuary, Virtually!” Alpena, Mich. – The Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (FTBNMS) is in the giving spirit and offering a daily prize for those who participate in “Explore Your Sanctuary, Virtually!” an online treasure hunt to explore the sanctuary’s new website. [...]

By |2021-11-23T12:16:00-05:00November 23rd, 2021|Event|Comments Off on ‘Tis the Giving Season

NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Thunder Bay Honor Al Moe as Volunteer of the Year

ALPENA, MICH. – Each year NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) partners with the 14 sanctuaries across the country to recognize “extraordinary people who take time out of their lives for the betterment of America’s underwater parks.” Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) is delighted that Alpena community leader Al Moe is being honored [...]

By |2021-03-26T07:58:18-04:00March 26th, 2021|Sanctuary Advisory Council|Comments Off on NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Thunder Bay Honor Al Moe as Volunteer of the Year

Michigan Humanities CARES Act Grant Helps Support Friends of Thunder Bay Staffing

ALPENA, Mich.-- The Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary extends gratitude to the Michigan Humanities Council, in affiliation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, for a CARES Act grant of $7,500 to support employee payroll during our summer season. This funding came at a very critical time for the Friends as many of [...]

By |2020-12-01T17:04:33-05:00November 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Michigan Humanities CARES Act Grant Helps Support Friends of Thunder Bay Staffing

Lake Huron Forever Initiative Awards $50,000 to Support Great Lakes Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2020 Contact: Colby Chilcote, Marketing Director, Huron Pines, (989) 370-6857, colby@huronpines.org   Lake Huron Forever Initiative Awards $50,000 to Support Great Lakes Health Partners in Michigan and Ontario Receive Funding to Enhance Lake Huron Water Quality The Lake Huron Forever initiative was developed in 2019 by shoreline community foundation and [...]

By |2020-11-12T18:46:43-05:00October 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lake Huron Forever Initiative Awards $50,000 to Support Great Lakes Health

Thunder Bay Maritime Festival Events Cancelled

May 5, 2020 CONTACT: Katie Wolf T: 989-277-3543 E: kwolf@thunderbayfriends.org Thunder Bay Maritime Festival Events Cancelled for July 3rd and 4th Due to Community Health Concerns ALPENA, MICH. – After carefully assessing the Centers for Disease Control’s current projections for the COVID-19 pandemic, and the lingering health risks of hosting a large festival intended to [...]

By |2020-05-05T11:57:25-04:00May 5th, 2020|Event, Maritime Festival|Comments Off on Thunder Bay Maritime Festival Events Cancelled

Screenings at the Sanctuary: Great Lakes Now program to have ongoing showings at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

by Great Lakes Now Visitors to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center will be able to view new episodes of Great Lakes Now under a new partnership between the Detroit Public Television initiative and the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Starting in February, the Sanctuary Visitor’s Center will begin free showings of each half-hour show. [...]

By |2020-02-11T11:27:19-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Film Festival|Comments Off on Screenings at the Sanctuary: Great Lakes Now program to have ongoing showings at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

5th Annual Student Film Competition at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

The annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival Student Film Competition (TBIFF) challenged students in grades 8-12 to create a five-minute or less film on the theme: #GreatLakesAre. Out of 30+ entries, 13 films were selected to receive the festival’s Official Selection Laurels. They were screened together in a free public session at the festival on [...]

By |2020-02-17T09:53:50-05:00January 30th, 2020|Event, Film Festival|Comments Off on 5th Annual Student Film Competition at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Thunder Bay International Film Festival Kicks off Sanctuary’s 20th Anniversary

ALPENA, MICH --The Thunder Bay International Film Festival kicks off the 20th anniversary year celebrating the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s (TBNMS) federal designation. TBNMS was officially designated in 2000 as the first freshwater marine sanctuary of the 14 nationally designated underwater parks. While more than 1,000 students from communities along the sanctuary’s shoreline are [...]

By |2020-02-17T09:54:14-05:00January 20th, 2020|Event|Comments Off on Thunder Bay International Film Festival Kicks off Sanctuary’s 20th Anniversary
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