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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

(Toledo, OH) – As an integral part of the mission of the National Museum of the Great Lakes, our crew is dedicated to shipwreck discovery, archaeology and preservation. With the formation of the Peachman Great Lakes Shipwreck Research Program in 2001, we solidified our commitment to our submerged cultural resources.

tags: Shipwrecks, Events, Lake Erie

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Door County Maritime Museum at Gills Rock will open May 26-28 for Memorial Day weekend. The museum will open daily for the season on June 3 and remain open through October 15, 2017. After taking the scenic trip to the tip of Door County, visitors will find a wealth of maritime history awaiting them at the Door County Maritime

tags: Lake Michigan, Events, History

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The National Museum of the Great Lakes will be hosting a family friendly concert this Saturday, May 20 at 6:30pm, by the Boys of Bay City featuring historic 19th century sea shanties. The concert will be performed on board the USS Brig Niagara, which will be docked at the museum this weekend for private events. The Niagara will be

tags: Lake Erie, Events, History

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tickets for the 24th Annual Door County Lighthouse Festival go on sale to the general public Monday, April 3, following a two-week pre-sale for museum members. Following the successful members only pre-sale, one tour is sold out but ample tickets remain for the variety of land-based tours and boat excursions set for the weekend of

tags: Lake Michigan, Events, History

Monday, March 20, 2017

Crowley’s Yacht Yard hosts the 17th annual free event featuring boating safety and maintenance seminars, hands on instruction, a nautical flea market for charity, music, entertainment, The Tamale Spaceship, and much more. This year the Sierra Sagrada will be on display. Learn about this 20’ canoe and the historic journey

tags: Events, Lake Michigan

Monday, February 20, 2017

The 2017 Great Lakes Beach Glass and Coastal Arts Festival will take place April 29 and 30 at the beautiful Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pa. Promoters Terri and Jennifer Reed of Relish Studio and Gallery are bursting with enthusiasm about this year’s event. “We want you to mark your calendars now for the biggest and

tags: Events

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Registration now open for upcoming steelhead, walleye and bass fishing clinics The Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center in Cadillac, Michigan, will offer the Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Skills Academy’s Hard Water School ice-fishing event Saturday, Feb. 25. Starting at 9 a.m., the class will cover: How to set up

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Events

Thursday, February 2, 2017

February 15-19, 2017 marks the 51st Anniversary of the Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show at the DECC in Duluth, Minn. As always the show will be held in conjunction with the Northland Outdoors Duluth Deer Classic. One ticket gains you admission to both of these great shows making this event the best entertainment value in

tags: Boat Show, Events

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2017 Winter Free Fishing Weekend, set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19. On those two days, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. During

tags: Events, Fishing

Friday, July 22, 2016

The City of Sturgeon Bay will once again honor its rich maritime heritage with a diverse collection of entertaining and fun-filled events taking place July 30 to August 13. Officially titled “Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: A Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard,” the celebration includes many long-standing annual waterfront events

tags: Lake Michigan, Events