Friday, November 22, 2013

R. M. Young Co. Assists ISEA After Lightning Strike

The R. M. Young Company, based in Traverse City, has replaced the lightning-damaged weather instruments on our schooner Inland Seas.  R. M. Young donated a new Wind Monitor, Wind Tracker display, and repaired the temperature/relative humidity display.

Many thanks to our good friends at R. M. Young Company.  Your continued support of the Inland Seas Education Association will keep us sailing and teaching about the Great Lakes. We use these instruments as part of our education program and to provide information to the National Weather Service.

Tom Kelly

Remains of our Wind Monitor after being hit by lightning on October 3rd

Replacement Wind Monitor supplied by the R. M. Young Co.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Inland Seas Hauled Out at Northport

Inland Seas was hauled out this morning at Northport Bay Boatyard in a snow storm.  Nice day for a boat trip.  We will now winterize the engine and other systems onboard and put on a shrink-wrap cover (as soon as there is a break in the weather).  Our thanks to NBBY for their good work. 

Ben Clark sweeping off the snow prior to departure.

Haul Out at NBBY in the snow

--Tom K.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Antique Pulling Boat Donated to ISEA

This 15'3" pulling boat was donated to ISEA by Michael O'Donnell.  The boat was built by Dan Kidney & Sons in West Depere, WI.  It is believed the boat was built before WWII. 

This boat will be on display at the Inland Seas Education Center this winter.