WHERE ARE THEY NOW

HANNAH MACDONALD "The role of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in my life cannot be understated—it has been a cornerstone of my personal and professional development for over a decade." - Hannah MacDonaldHannah MacDonald grew up in Alpena, overlooking Thunder Bay. She was drawn to the water. As soon as she was old enough to [...]

By |2024-07-05T15:14:45-04:00July 5th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WHERE ARE THEY NOW

HOLLINGS SCHOLAR BLOG from Charlie Azzarito

Week of June 3, 2024 Hello Alpena! I’m Charlie Azzarito, a rising senior at Florida State University (FSU) studying Anthropology. Throughout my time at FSU, I came to learn about archaeology and grew fond of the courses and opportunities available in Florida. One track in my major focused on underwater archaeology, the study of submerged [...]

By |2024-07-22T12:36:51-04:00June 11th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on HOLLINGS SCHOLAR BLOG from Charlie Azzarito

Visitors from the IJC and Fellow National Marine Sanctuaries in May

It wasn't planned, but maybe we subconsciously knew TOURISM WEEK was approaching when we said yes to welcoming two conferences to Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in May. The IJC - International Joint Commission is a bi-national organization between the United States and Canada created to manage and protect the Great Lakes, and chose Alpena [...]

By |2024-06-06T10:43:37-04:00June 6th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Visitors from the IJC and Fellow National Marine Sanctuaries in May

MATE Great Lakes ROV Competition Results

The power of teamwork doesn’t just show up on the basketball court or the soccer field, it is a driving force on ROV (underwater robot) teams as well, and it showed at the MATE Great Lakes Regional ROV Competition at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center on May 11th, 2024. Teams were tasked with demonstrating [...]

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CMU Shipwreck Central Class Road Trips to TBNMS!

"Being able to bring them here gives them a core place that they can come and engage others.  This experience tends to draw them back to learn more," Jay C. Martin Ph.D., professor of history at Central Michigan University The CMU Shipwreck Central class made a road trip to Alpena on Friday, April 5th to visit the [...]

By |2024-04-19T13:56:27-04:00April 19th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CMU Shipwreck Central Class Road Trips to TBNMS!

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
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