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Public Invited to Tour Great Lakes Maritime Academy Training Vessel

May 19


NOTE TO EDITORS & INTERESTED PARTIES: 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. Sunday, May18--to 8 p.m. Monday, May 19.

State of Michigan.

The ship will located behind the DECC, next to the Vista Fleet, and is expected to be open for tours between 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., Monday, May 19.

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI), along with the Great Lakes Maritime Academy (GLMA) invite members of the community to tour the T/S State of Michigan. The GLMA training vessel will be arriving in the Twin Ports at approximately 4 p.m., on Sunday, May 18.

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI) is a consortium of the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) and the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UW-S). The joint project is 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.

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 nation's only freshwater academy. Upon graduation, GLMA mariners are qualified to sail the Great Lakes or oceans and are awarded both a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and an Associate's in Maritime Technology. This dual degree combination offers employers the finest maritime personnel, who are also fully compliant with STCW 95 standards.

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