Explore shipwrecks this Thursday – and have other Great Lakes adventures in the coming weeks – with the “Lake Effects” film series.
Like many of our life elements now, it’s all online. And it’s free.
Screenings start at 7 p.m. ET the next four Thursdays.
Organized by the University of Michigan and Michigan Sea Grant, the film series features short films and longer documentaries around Great Lakes themes along with a chance to hear from directors and producers on most of the work.
To join, tune in HERE – it’s a Zoom link, so you’ll need to create a (free) account if you don’t have one already.
Great Lakes Now is a sponsor and partner in the series.
The Thursday, March 19, event features:
- “Wrecks Within Reach,” a Great Lakes Now segment about Michigan’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the only freshwater sanctuary in the United States;
- “November Requiem,” which tells the story from the viewpoint of the victim’s families of the sinking of the limestone freighter, the Carl D. Bradley, lost in 1958 with a crew largely from Roger City, Michigan;
- “Project Shiphunt,” which follows five Saginaw, Michigan, students who are searching for a lost ship in Lake Huron with the help of some of the world’s leading oceanographic researchers.
Here are the other future dates and the themes:
- “Invasives” on Thursday, March 26
- “Hazards” on Thursday, April 2
- “DPTV Specials” on Thursday, April 9
The event is part of the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts Theme Semester, which is focusing on the Great Lakes this spring.