MyNorth News Service

(Press Release provided by ISEA)

SUTTONS BAY: Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA)  is holding their annual Great Lakes Celebration on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Education Center, 100 Dame Street, Suttons Bay. Free activities for all ages will be ongoing throughout the day including schooner tours of Inland Seas and Maritime Heritage’s Madeline, kids’ experiments/games/crafts, classic boats display, boat shop demonstrations, a nautical flea market, ROV demonstrations, and a US Coast Guard search and rescue. A food booth will be on site and live music is scheduled.

“The Celebration is held to bring recognition to this awesome resource that is important to the economy and enjoyed by all who live and play here,” said Fred Sitkins, Executive Director. ISEA inspires individuals to become curious about the Great Lakes, educates how to steward them, and hopes that others will become passionate about protecting them.

Nonprofits from the area will also be participating in the event. These include Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, Grand Traverse Bay Sail and Power Squadron, Maritime Heritage Alliance, Saving Birds Through Habitat, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, South Fox Island Lighthouse Association, Suttons Bay Floatilla, and The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay—The Bay Keeper Tug.

Individuals interested in registering a boat for the classic boat display, can do so by completing the online registration form.

Want to take a tour with the Inland Seas? Click over to MyNorthTickets to see what upcoming sails they are hosting.

Inland Seas Education Association is a 501(c)(3) 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 people of all ages and interest them in science to provide for the long-term stewardship of the Great Lakes. ISEA offers programs to schools, groups, and the public. For further information, contact Inland Seas Education Association at (231) 271-3077 or on the web at

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