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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Fred Brodsky’s support to the Coast Guard Foundation stretches back a decade, and in that time, he’s made a considerable impact on Coast Guard members and families. Now, with a significant investment to launch the Red Stripe Fund, Fred will have a lasting legacy for years to come. “Every time we’ve been with

tags: Charity, History

Saturday, August 15, 2020

2020 has seen struggles of historic proportions, especially for museums. A recent survey conducted by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) suggests up to one-third of U.S. museums may not survive the year. This chilling statistic is one of many driving factors behind the National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) upcoming virtual

tags: History, Promotions & Giveaways, Charity, COVID-19, Events, Great Lakes

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The National Sailing Hall of Fame announced today that its new home will be named The Sailing Museum, offering an innovative multi-media experience dedicated to celebrating sailing’s heritage, showcasing its heroes and inspiring generations of sailors to come. Situated in the historic Armory building on the waterfront in

tags: Sailing, Awards, East Coast, History, Racing

Monday, July 27, 2020

With more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and thousands of miles of rivers and streams, Michigan offers ample opportunity to traverse the state over the water – no matter the size or speed of your vessel. While designated water trails are a relatively recent development, use of Michigan’s waterways for

by: Casey Warner, Michigan DNR

tags: Travel, Water Toys, Canoes & Kayaks, Dept of Natural Resources, History, Paddleboards

Monday, July 27, 2020

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is pleased to announce, in collaboration with the Toledo Zoo, a small temporary exhibition entitled “What’s in a Name”. This exhibit, housed in the Reflections Gallery of the Aquarium at the zoo, is part of a larger collection of Great Lakes ships nameboards and tell the stories

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, History, Lake Erie

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Oswego, N.Y. H. Lee White Maritime Museum of Oswego and New York Sea Grant have announced a Virtual Exhibit Experience freely accessible at tory.php and showcasing New York State's lighthouses, shipwrecks, naval military battles, and 100 years of freshwater boating. Teachers may contact the museum for

tags: Education, History, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Shipwrecks

Friday, July 10, 2020

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is proud to announce the launch of their Luck of the Lakes raffle—a mission-based fundraiser providing one lucky winner and up to 5 friends the trip of a lifetime on an Interlake Steamship Company freighter in the 2021 sailing season or the option of $10,000. “This is an experience

tags: Charity, Great Lakes, History, Promotions & Giveaways

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Antique Boat Museum recently launched a new virtual exhibition called “From Personal Craft to Museum Object: A Virtual Exhibition Curated by Boat Owners and the Antique Boat Museum” in collaboration with Woody Boater. The exhibition was conceived from an idea Matt Smith of Woody Boater put forward as a way to

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, History, Lake Ontario

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The National Museum of the Great Lakes re-opened its doors to members and visitors on June 10 after receiving Governor DeWine’s announcement the week prior stating museums and other entertainment facilities could re-open with certain health and safety restrictions in place. “We have been preparing for our re-opening for

tags: COVID-19, History, Lake Erie, Travel

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

WHAT: National Museum of the Great Lakes Reopening to Public WHEN: Beginning June, 10, 2020; Mon.-Sat.: 10am-5pm; Sun.: 12pm-5pm WHERE: National Museum of the Great Lakes - 1701 Front St., Toledo, OH 43605 Additional Details: The National Museum of the Great Lakes will re-open its doors to members and visitors beginning tomorrow

tags: COVID-19, Great Lakes, History, Travel

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