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Science Vessel Workshop Cancelled

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2019-01-04

The 2019 Science Vessel Coordination Workshop scheduled for January 10, 2019 has been cancelled due to the U.S. Government shutdown. Unfortunately the shutdown had a big impact on the program, so we will try to re-schedule it later in 2019. Please visit for the latest updates. 

Fundamentals of Marine Technology Course Jan 21-25, 2019

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2018-12-04

The Marine Center at Northwestern Michigan College is offering its Level 1 Fundamentals of Marine Technology Course on January 21-25, 2019. The course will be held at:

Northwestern Michigan College
Parsons-Stulen Building
2600 Aero Park Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686

Overview - Fundamentals of Marine Technology focuses on the basic understanding of systems, applications, troubleshooting, calibration and safety requirements specific to marine technology and marine environments. Details of the course offering, cost and logistics can be found at the following link CLICK HERE --> link. 

Contact The Marine Center at (231) 995-2500 or for questions or further details.

Applicants must register by January 7, 2019.

See the following link for all the details:



2019 Science Vessel Workshop

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2018-10-23

The 2019 Science Vessel Workshop is being held on Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, Michigan - please plan to stay after the GL Captains Association Industry Days Conference for the workshop - A draft agenda is posted at:


Welcome Orange Apex

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2018-05-04

Welcome to the Orange Apex! a new addition to CanAmGlass - Check out the details on the featured ships listing on the home page.  Please note the vessel is home ported in Port Stanley, ON on Lake Erie.  We will update the location as soon as the mapping tool is back on line. Link:

Mapping Tool Under Construction

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2018-05-04

You may have noticed that the display of the locations of ports on the CanAmGlass map locator tool.  It is some sort of issue with Google Maps that we are working on.  Your patience is appreciated!  

Captain and Deckhands Wanted

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2018-03-10

GVSU - Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute, Muskegon, Michigan is looking for a Captain and deckhands to start April 9, 2018 for their research vessels operating out of Grand Haven and Muskegon, Michigan.  Check out the CanAmGlass Jobs page for the details. Those interested should apply right away.  Link:

2018 Science Vessel Coordination Workshop

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2017-11-29

Please Save the Date: January 11, 2018 and plan to attend the 22nd annual science vessel coordination workshop at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City Michigan. The workshop will be held in the White Pine Ballroom (A&B) running from around 8:00 am to 3:30 pm on Thursday January 11th. The draft agenda has been posted on this web site under the Reports & Standards tab and can be downloaded from this website. We are expecting another big turnout and hope to see you there. Link:

Job Opening - Stony Brook University

Posted by burrowsm under Classifieds on 2017-05-08

R/V Seawolf and Small Vessel Operator

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) of Stony Brook University seeks applicants for the position of Vessel Maintenance Technician/Research Vessel Seawolf Deckhand. Full benefits package; salary of $55K. Applications will be accepted until filled.

For a full position description, or to apply online, visit: (Req. # 1701261)

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply. 


Moran Iron Works

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2016-11-15

Moran Iron Works has been added to our list of shipyards - Please check out the  listings under the "Ships" tab above and share your experiences at our annual workshop!  Link:

2017 Science Vessel Workshop

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2016-10-27

Please Save the Date! - The 2017 Great Lakes Science Vessel Coordination Workshop will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, Michigan.  The program will run from approximately 8 AM to 3 PM.  More details to follow - updates will be posted on 

USCG transitioning eight Great Lakes, year-round stations to seasonal posts

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2016-04-26

Coast Guard transitioning eight Great Lakes, year-round stations to seasonal posts


Beginning in the fall of 2016, the Ninth Coast Guard District will convert eight of its Great Lakes boat stations to seasonal summertime units. These stations will suspend operations prior to winter and resume in the spring when recreational boaters return. Resources will shift to a nearby “parent” stations, which will also handle any off-season responses.

These Great Lakes operations currently utilize personnel from 47 multi-mission boat stations positioned throughout all five Great Lakes. The people, platforms and facilities of these 47 units create an interconnected system designed to help meet Coast Guard mission requirements throughout the Great Lakes.

Seasonal stations are being created in the following communities:

Muskegon, Michigan (parent station in Grand Haven)

Ludington, Michigan (parent station in Manistee)

Harbor Beach, Michigan (parent station in Port Huron)

Station Frankfort, Michigan (parent station in Manistee)

Kenosha, Wisconsin (parent station in Milwaukee)

Two Rivers, Wisconsin (parent station in Sheboygan)

Ashtabula, Ohio (parent station in Fairport)

Lorain, Ohio (parent station in Cleveland Harbor)

The Coast Guard has traditionally operated seasonal units at eight other locations throughout the Great Lakes, as well as other stations throughout the United States with no impact on boating safety or response capability. In these locations the Coast Guard remained a vital part of the community and will continue to meet the public’s search and rescue expectations. The Coast Guard is holding public meetings to inform the local citizenry and to answer questions.  Source: Great Lakes/Seaway Review   April 25, 2016

Welcome Erie Monitor and Kingfisher

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2016-01-15

We are very pleased to welcome Stone Lab's Erie Monitor and University of Minnesota Duluth's Kingfisher to the CanAmGlass database - please check them out! Link:

Carboline Marine Paint

Posted by Carboline under Classifieds on 2016-01-06
The Marine and Offshore division of Carboline has been recognized as a predominant supplier of high performance, long life coatings exposed to a severe marine environment for a great number of years. Our expertise in providing products and technical service to the marine industry is invaluable to our customers.  Carboline offers a comprehensive line of zinc primers, epoxy anticorrosive, high performance topcoats and antifoulings that will provide service for up to 60 months. Our high temperature coatings, interior primers and finishes, surface tolerant coatings, and highly chemically resistant tank linings shows the range in our ability to provide high quality coatings for virtually any service requirement.

Carboline's service network can take care of any vessel, from offshore service vessels, tugs and barges, vehicle and personnel transportation vessels and deep sea shipping to provide the same high level of product technology and service that has become the standard in the industrial coatings market.

Contact me:


Mike Cosby

734 658-8715 


Please Complete Survey for 2016 Workshop

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2015-11-20

A survey of science vessel operators and GLASS members was sent out last week requesting input on topics to be presented at the 2016 science vessel coordination workshop being planned for January 14, 2016 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City Michigan.  The link to the survey is copied below for those who may have been overlooked in the e-mail list-server.  Your response by November 25th  would be appreciated.  Survey link:



Please Update Vessel Data

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2015-11-20

Vessel operators - please take a few minutes to review the vessels listed on our website under the "Ships" tab above or the vessel locator map and let me know if any vessels need to be added or removed.  Your feedback will help us update the database and serves as valuable input for the 2016 edition of Greenwood's Guide to the Great Lakes.  Please send you comments and suggestions to 

USGS Research Vessel Dedication Ceremony Today - 31 August 2015

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2015-08-31

There will be a research vessel dedication ceremony today at the USGS vessel base in Cheboygan, Michigan at 1 pm - for more information please see the following link: USGS Press Release Link:

Summer Camp aboard Appledore IV

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2015-07-24

Unforgettable experience voyaging around Lake Huron and Georgian Bay - Windward Bound Voyages - August 1-7 and August 7-12 - for more information visit the website or call Scott Ellis at (989) 895-5193 or e-mail at

Nancy K Featured on Great Lakes Echo

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2014-07-16

The Nancy K is featured in the latest Great Lakes Echo supporting research on plastic in the Great Lakes. See the following link for the full story
- Click here==> Great Lakes Echo


U.S. Brig Niagara at Great Lakes Shipyard

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2013-10-14

See the Marine Link article at:

Read about how the U.S. Brig Niagara, Erie, Pennsylvania’s Flagship, was hauled out at Great Lakes Shipyard for routine drydocking and repairs using the Marine Travelift.  


New Fleet Status Report

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2013-10-08

Maritime Today - October 7, 2013 - Sailing for Science - Article by Edward Lundquist - Assessment of the nation's fleet of research vessels.  See:










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