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Communication Associate: Public Relations | Lori Melton | | (218) 726-8830

June 9, 2010
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations 218 726-8830
Carol Wolosz, Director, Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (218) 726-7446

Maritime Research Training Vessel Coming to Duluth
Sunday, June 13
Public Invited to View

Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute.

NOTE TO EDITORS & INTERESTED PARTIES: The T.S. State of Michigan will be docked at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center Dock, 350 Harbor Drive, from approximately noon, Sunday, 13 June to 8:00 AM Tuesday, 15 June.

Duluth, MN, and Superior, WI, U.S.A.— The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI), a consortium of the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) and the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UW-S), along with the Great Lakes Maritime Academy (GLMA) invite members of the community to view The T/S State of Michigan. The GLMA training vessel will be arriving in the Twin Ports at approximately noon on Sunday, June 13, 2010. The ship will dock at the Duluth Arena Dock, located behind the DECC, next to the Vista.

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.

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI) was established in 2004 to pursue research efforts in marine transportation, logistics, economics, engineering, environmental planning, and port management. GLMRI is a joint program between UW-S and UMD, with 11 affiliate universities in the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, designated as a National Maritime Enhancement Institute through the US Department of Transportation, is dedicated to developing and improving economically and environmentally sustainable maritime commerce on the Great Lakes through applied research.

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy is a research affiliate university of the GLMRI

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