Thursday, September 26, 2013

Young Men In Science Cruise

The Young Men In Science Cruise took place on September 21 & 22.  After sampling in Suttons Bay and Omena Bay, Capt. Ben took the ship to Power Island.  Mate Jan Hale went ashore and was replaced by Capt. Tom.  We had smores on the Island that evening.

The next day we hoisted the anchor and sampled several sites in Grand Traverse Bay for zooplankton and benthos.

The student research groups made presentations of their results at the end of the program.  Thanks to the students for a job well done. 

-Capt. Tom
Power Island

Windlass Work

Abandon Ship Drill

Alex, John & Skyler present their results

Jesse and Kyle discuss plankton findings

Friday, September 20, 2013

Report from the Avian Botulism Seminar

Researchers Share Findings on Avian Botulism in the Great Lakes...a report from TV 9 & 10 News.  Watch it here.

Thanks to Taaja Tucker, Kelly & Paige.

The next ISEA Great Lakes Seminar will be on October 8th and the subject will be waste water treatment in the Grand Traverse Bay area. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Evening Schoolship with NMC Watershed Class

Colleen and Capt. Ben

Carol Inman at Weather Station

John Casteel at Fish Station

Sunset on Suttons Bay

Virginia Tegel leading Stewardship Station

A fine evening on Suttons Bay, enjoyed by all.  --Tom K. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Perfect Night for the Astronomy Cruise

Last evening we did our last Astronomy Under Sail Program for the 2013 season.  We had 26 guests aboard and all had a great time listening to Dick Cookman and learning about the night sky.

I took these photos before it got really dark.   The air temperature was 53 degrees when we got in.
--T. Kelly