The Sinking of the Carl D. Bradley

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 [...]

By |2022-11-07T09:50:32-05:00November 7th, 2022|, |Comments Off on The Sinking of the Carl D. Bradley

The Archaeological Site Formation of Norman and Grecian

Come join Maritime Archaeologist Caleb O'Brien discuss two steel freighters in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Norman and Grecian through the use of 3D models. Caleb O'Brien is a Maritime Archaeologist at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary who has spent the last two years researching two steel-hulled shipwrecks within the sanctuary. Norman and Grecian were [...]

By |2022-09-14T14:14:55-04:00September 14th, 2022|, |Comments Off on The Archaeological Site Formation of Norman and Grecian

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

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 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

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

Sanctuary Lecture Series – Exploring Lake Huron’s Alpena-Amberley Ridge

Dr. John O'Shea, Curator of Great Lakes Archaeology at the University of Michigan's Museum of Anthropological Archaeology Sanctuary Lecture Series: Prehistoric Archaeology at 120:  Exploring Lake Huron’s Alpena-Amberley Ridge Dr. John O'Shea, Curator of Great Lakes Archaeology at the University of Michigan's Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, will share his research of [...]

By |2019-07-08T10:08:06-04:00July 8th, 2019|, , |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – Exploring Lake Huron’s Alpena-Amberley Ridge

Sanctuary Lecture Series – NOAA Teacher at Sea: Working with Sharks!

Working with Sharks as a NOAA Teacher at Sea-  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration program NOAA Teacher At Sea program provides educators an opportunity to work alongside  NOAA scientists to assist them in their research at sea aboard NOAA ships. Once they return to the classroom, educators can take the information they learned and [...]

By |2019-06-28T08:57:43-04:00June 28th, 2019|, |Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – NOAA Teacher at Sea: Working with Sharks!
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