May 15, 2006
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations 218 726-8830 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Wolosz, GLMRI Coordinator 218726-7446 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Stewart, UWS, Dept of Business and Economics 715-394-8547 email@example.com
Great Lakes Maritime Academy Training Vessel
The T/S State of Michigan
to Visit Duluth
May 17 and 18
Public Invited to Tour
NOTE: The T.S. State of Michigan will be docked at the Duluth Entertainment
and Convention Center (DECC) Dock, 350 Harbor Drive from approximately
4 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 May to 6 p.m. on Thursday, 18 May.
See below for tour hours.
The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI), a consortium of The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) and the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS), along with the Great Lakes Maritime Academy invite members of the community to tour the The T/S State of Michigan. The training vessel will make its first ever visit to the Twin Ports, arriving under the Duluth lift bridge at approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17. The ship will dock at the Duluth Arena Dock, located behind the DECC, next to the Vista Fleet. It is expected to be open for tours at 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 17; and 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, May 18.
The Great Lakes Maritime Academy trains men and women to serve as business professionals and Merchant Marine officers aboard Great Lakes and ocean ships. Located in Traverse City, MI, the school is designated as a regional maritime academy and the nations only freshwater academy. Upon graduation, the mariners are qualified to sail the Great Lakes or Oceans and are awarded both a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and an associate degree in Maritime Technology. This dual degree combination offers employers the finest maritime personnel who are also fully compliant with STCW 95 standards.
GLMRI is a joint project between UWS and UMD, established to pursue research efforts in marine transportation, logistics, economics, engineering, environmental planning and port management. The Great Lakes Maritime Academy is a research affiliate university of the GLMRI.