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 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 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 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 most recent book, Lake Nation: People and the Fate of the Great Lakes, in which he [...]

By |2019-03-01T13:58:23-04:00September 19th, 2019|Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – Lake Nation: People and the Fate of the Great Lakes

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 |2019-02-04T16:01:19-04:00July 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – Big Brownie: The O’fish’al Story

Sanctuary Cinema Series – Paddling Film Festival

As part of the Sanctuary Cinema Series, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is hosting Paddling Film Festival – 2019 World Tour! The Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year – whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action and lifestyle – in more than 120 cities [...]

By |2019-03-01T15:23:26-04:00June 20th, 2019|Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – Paddling Film Festival

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