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Maritime Heritage Alliance Boat Auction

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31st Annual Boat Auction & Nautical Garage Sale Saturday, June 3rd at 9 am 13268 S West Bay Shore Drive 9 am viewing; 11 am auction. Ongoing garage sale of nautical items. Ron Bancroft Auctioneer of donated watercraft to benefit Maritime Heritage Alliance programs of preservation & team building/sailing for at-risk youth. Auction boats: Rebel […]

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Inland Seas’ Utopia Covered by 9&10

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9&10 News describe Inland Seas exiting new plans for the Utopia in 2017: The ship will offer a variety of hands-on learning experiences and will be docking at Traverse City’s soon-to-be Discovery Pier so Fred says people of all age groups can learn from the ship first hand, “So Utopia is going to be docked […]

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Schooner Utopia arrives at Discovery Pier

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At  17:45 on Thursday, September 29, 2016 the Utopia finished its journey from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. It landed on its new berth at the Discovery Pier. Ellsworth Peterson generously donated his famed 65-foot schooner, Utopia, to the Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA). The Schooner’s Remarkable History The staysail schooner was designed by the late Fred J. Peterson. It […]

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Inland Seas Joins Discovery Center

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The Inland Seas Education Association is proud to announce they have joined the Discovery Center-Great Lakes as an affiliate off-campus Partner. The mission of the Discover Center-Great Lakes is a direct correlation to the Inland Seas mission of inspiring Great Lakes curiosity, stewardship, and passion in people of all ages. It just makes sense that we […]

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Let’s Go Sailing Exhibit Opens at Great Lakes Children’s Museum

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Today, the Great Lakes Children’s Museum opened a new exhibit entitled “Let’s Go Sailing” on the Discovery Center campus. The exhibit features a table with built-in fans to propel model “boats” that can actually sail upwind!  The boats are “printed” with a 3D printer, courtesy of Alpha 3D Professional, and fitted with 4 wheels that allow […]

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Discovery Center Refines Its Waterfront Plan

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We continue to work to ensure that we have fulfilled our responsibilities for both the economic and environmental due diligence associated with our proposed project. As a result, we are scaling back our original vision for a Community Harbor and Marina and are focusing just the Community Harbor and Pier, for now. All of our current efforts […]

Facilities

Designs Released!

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John Dancer, with Cornerstone Architects, has released several beautiful renderings of the design for the future facility for Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes. These designs are the result of a year-long planning process, during which we gathered information from the four partner organizations of Discovery Center, as well individuals, community leaders, and educators in our […]

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Master Facilities Site Plan Announced

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We are pleased to announce the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes Master Facilities Plan! Through a year-long planning process, we gathered information from the organizations and people currently involved with Discovery Center, as well individuals, community leaders, and educators in our area. This information was then carefully collected, considered, and used by Cornerstone Architects and […]