‘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

Inner Space to Outer Space: Great Lakes’ Contribution to Space Exploration & Research

Presented by State of Michigan Maritime Archaeologist Wayne Lusardi, he will highlight an assortment of objects, both human-made and natural, that have fallen from space into the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes have served as a training ground throughout the history of aviation. Nineteenth-century balloon ascensions, early military and civilian aircraft development, [...]

By |2020-02-13T15:47:58-05:00February 13th, 2020|, , |Comments Off on Inner Space to Outer Space: Great Lakes’ Contribution to Space Exploration & Research

Sanctuary Lecture Series – NOAA Corps: A Service for Science

Presented by LTJG Hunter Brendel Lieutenant (junior grade) Hunter Brendel will speak about the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, the nation’s smallest uniformed service comprised of 321 officers. NOAA Corps operates NOAA’s fleet of 16 ships and nine aircraft that conduct scientific operations throughout the United States and internationally. Officers also take on [...]

By |2020-01-29T16:07:40-05:00January 27th, 2020|, |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – NOAA Corps: A Service for Science

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

Sanctuary Lecture Series – Celebrating 150 years of Great Lakes’ Iconic Bulk Freighters

Great Lakes Maritime Historian Patrick Labadie describes the introduction and subsequent development of the iconic Great Lakes vessels, and their effect on the Midwest. The commerce of the American Midwest has always been closely linked with the efficiency of Great Lakes transportation. Eighteenth-century fur trade, 19th century agriculture, lumbering and mining were all dependent upon [...]

By |2019-12-11T07:27:56-05:00October 14th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – Celebrating 150 years of Great Lakes’ Iconic Bulk Freighters

Sanctuary Cinema Series – Crossing Superior

Crossing Superior follows a riveting 60-mile journey three men took with their paddle boards across a lake that is often a force to be reckoned with. Eleven-time Emmy award winner Corey Adkins tagged along to document the 22-hour journey with Stand Up for Great Lakes, including humored encounters with freighters, a permit to do something [...]

By |2019-10-04T13:56:40-04:00October 4th, 2019|, |Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – Crossing Superior

Sanctuary Lecture Series – Water Walkers: Native American Journey to Protect the Great Lakes

Join children’s author Carol Trembath to learn about her experience writing the Water Walkers Series: Water Walkers, Stepping Stones, and Ripples and Waves.  These beautifully written and illustrated books are told from the perspective of an Ojibway girl whose family members are walking around the Great Lakes to raise awareness about harm being done to our [...]

By |2019-09-26T16:10:46-04:00September 25th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – Water Walkers: Native American Journey to Protect the Great Lakes

Sanctuary Lecture Series – The Great Lakes, its Lakers, and the Lake Carriers’ Association

Interested in the maritime industry and commerce in the Great Lakes? Join us for the latest sanctuary lecture: The Great Lakes, its Lakers, and the Lake Carriers’ Association. Join Tom Rayburn, Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs for the Lake Carriers’ Association, and learn about the intertwined history of the Great Lakes and maritime industries.  [...]

By |2019-08-05T10:29:37-04:00August 5th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – The Great Lakes, its Lakers, and the Lake Carriers’ Association

Nautilus Live!

The public is invited to teleconnect with professionals on the Exploration Vessel Nautilus while they explore the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. Learn about their scientific research they travel around the Pacific Ocean using Remotely Operated Vehicles to scientifically map and investigate the seafloor and other deep sea phenomena. Hear about their experience as [...]

By |2019-07-15T13:43:21-04:00July 15th, 2019|, |Comments Off on Nautilus Live!

Sanctuary Lecture Series – Captain Kidd and the Golden Age of Piracy

presented by Charles Beeker  Join the sanctuary for another adventure in maritime history -- an exploration of Captain Kidd’s 1699 shipwreck, the Quedagh Merchant, and the efforts to preserve its rich history. Professor Charles Beeker, archaeologist and director of Indiana University’s Center for Underwater Science and Academic Diving Program, will discuss the development of the [...]

By |2019-07-15T11:41:58-04:00July 15th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – Captain Kidd and the Golden Age of Piracy
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