– By Elaine West –
Dr. Donald Uzarski sent in this photo of the new research vessel for CMU’s Institute for Great Lakes Research. It was built by Silver Ships in Mobile, AL.
Both Dr. Uzarski and Capt. Mike Green were there for the vessel’s sea trials in late Jan. CMU colors and bottom paint still have to be added.
The vessel will remain in Alabama for the rest of the winter and be arriving in Paradise Bay in April or May and housed at CMU’s boat house facility on the harbor. CMU plans to offer short excursions on the boat during their Open House event in July (during Museum Week).
And speaking of events happening this summer: the February issue of NorthernIslander is packed with all kinds of information on that subject so summer residents and visitors can plan to take part in all the fun activities on the Island – from an expanded Baroque on Beaver Music Festival to a 5th year anniversary celebration week for the Community Center.