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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 

Research Vessel Chinook to become exhibit at Besser Museum

Posted by hamstras under Latest News on 2016-08-08

  The DNR has donated the 50-foot Chinook, a Michigan-based research vessel to the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan.  Fundraising efforts are taking place to transform the vessel into an exhibit.

The Chinook was designed and built in Wisconsin by Marinette Marine and was originally 42 feet long.  It served as an enforcement vessel monitoring commercial fishing from 1947 to 1968.  In 1968, it was extended by 8 feet and converted to a research vessel.

The Chinook was very important to the health and protection of the Great Lakes as it helped monitor native and invasive species and with the stocking of fish.

Alpena-based research vessel Tanner has replaced the Chinook and started operations earlier this year to support Lake Huron Fisheries Support.


Source:  St. Louis Post-Dispatch August 4, 2016

For the complete article see:

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

New Funding for Great Lakes Fishery Research Vessels

Posted by hamstras under Latest News on 2016-02-26

Bills were introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate on February 23, 2016 that would give a Michigan-based U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) fleet stable, long-term federal support. 

$17.5 million in funding over nine years starting in 2017 would be provided to the USGS Great Lakes Science Center under the Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization Act.  According to sponsors, the agency would have more leverage to devote money to Great Lakes research. 

The science center is based in Ann Arbor and maintains field stations in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, New York and Wisconsin.  It operates a fleet of fishing research vessels that study water quality and fishery health on each Great Lake.

The Great Lakes Science Center was created in 1927 after the Cisco fishery collapse on Lake Erie.  It is currently housed under the USGS which is part of the federal U.S. Department of the Interior.  The center studies aquatic habitats, fish populations, invasive species and terrestrial ecology among other things.  

The center's newest ship, built in 2014 is the 77-foot R/V Articus based out of Cheboygan, Michigan and operating primarily in Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.

Source: M live  Feb 23, 2016

For the complete article see:

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 - both are featured vessels on our home page - 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:



Students Study onboard W.G. Jackson

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2013-10-02

Read about a unique program on board the GVSU research vessel W.G. Jackson that was made possible by a grant from Alcoa to the Annis Water Research Institute:  GVSU News ReleaseLink:

STCW Approved Courses

Posted by rmarazon under Classifieds on 2012-03-14

Visit our website to view U.S. Coast Guard Approved STCW course offerings, schedules, and fees as well as overnight accommodations - room and board. Link:

Hurry! - Great Deal on a Science Vessel

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2012-02-15

The RV Barney Devine is currently for auction on the following web site:  under "Boats and Marine Supplies".  The ship served for many years completing important research on Lake Michigan for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  It was replaced by the RV Coregonus in August 2011.  Bidding will close on 2/28/2012.  The listing has a great collection of photos of the ship and its a great deal at the current bid. Please click on the following:  Direct Link to the listing for Barney Devine for all the details.   Link:

Job Opening - First Officer

Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2012-02-03

New posting 2/3/2012 - see the following link:  Jobs Page for details - 

Inland Seas Hosts its 90,000th Student

Posted by tkelly under Latest News on 2011-10-19

The Inland Seas Education Association welcomed its 90,000th student on board the 77’ schooner, Inland Seas on Thursday September 15, 2011.  The 90,000th Schoolship participant, Will, is a student at St. Francis Assisi in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Will was given ISEA gifts and the whole class received ISEA wrist bands and shared in a “Schoolship cake”.  The group was led by Sister Rebecca Mierendorf.  Executive Director and Captain, Tom Kelly, said, “This is a really exciting day for Inland Seas and the students of St. Francis.  We had a great sailing day on Suttons Bay with our young scientists.  After 23 years it is good to see that our mission of Great Lakes education continues to be relevant and vital to the entire Great Lakes region.” The Inland Seas Education Association is a non-profit organization based in Suttons Bay, Michigan, dedicated to science education on the Great Lakes. Its shipboard and shore-side education programs are designed to inspire young people’s interest in science and to provide for the long-term stewardship of the Great Lakes. For further information contact the Inland Seas Education Association at (231) 271-3077 or on the web at






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