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Edwin H. Gott

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SCHEDULE of EVENTS

 

FRIDAY SCHEDULE

November 7, 2014

Grandma's Sports Garden

Canal Park - Duluth, MN

 

REGISTRATION TABLE – Inside doors of Grandma’s Sports Garden

11:30 am-12:00 pm                   

 REGISTRATION and CHECK IN OPENS

                                                         

OPENING LUNCHEON

12:00-12:15 pm                         

 WELCOME and OPENING REMARKS

Adele Yorde, Duluth Seaway Port Authority  

Janell Mussman, LSMMA               

 

12:15 -1:00 pm                           

 KEYNOTE LUNCHEON SPEAKER

Mr. Mark S. Gill

Director, Vessel Traffic Services U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie

"2014-The Great Lakes Epic Ice Season" 

Mr. Mark Gill assumed the duties as Director, Vessel Traffic Service St Mary’s River (aka Soo Traffic) in September of 2007.  He previously worked for Soo Traffic as a vessel traffic management specialist (2002 to 2005) and the VTS Supervisor (2005 to 2007).  Under Mr. Gill’s direction Soo Traffic manages Operation Taconite, the nation’s largest domestic ice breaking operation. 

 

Mr. Gill began his career with the U.S. Coast Guard graduating from basic training at Cape May, New Jersey in April 1982.  He worked as a sonar electronics technician from 1983 to 1992, achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer in 1989.  After graduating from University of Seattle, Washington in 1991, Mr. Gill attended Officer Candidate Training in Yorktown, Virginia and became a commissioned officer in July of 1992.  Mr. Gill retired from active military service in August 2002.  He was hired by the U.S. Coast Guard as a civil service employee in December 2002.

 

Mr. Gill’s shipboard assignments included enlisted tours of duty aboard USCGC GALLATIN (WHEC 721) and USCGC HAMILTON (WHEC 715).  He was the navigator and operations officer aboard USCGC MADRONA (WLB-302) and the Executive Officer of USCGC BRISTOL BAY (WLB-102) w/ Barge CG 12001.  His staff tours of duty included liaison assignments to U.S. Navy Fleet Training Groups Charleston, South Carolina, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and San Diego, California.  He was the finance manager for the Western Rivers aids to navigation program out of St. Louis, Missouri and served as operations officer of Group Charleston, South Carolina and Vessel Traffic Service Houston-Galveston, Texas. 

 

LODGING                      

 Group rates are available AT THESE FINE PROPERTIES 

Comfort Suites Canal Park (218-727-1378)

Fitger’s Inn (218-722-8826)

Holiday Inn & Suites (218-722-1202)

Hampton Inn (218-720-3000)

Canal Park Lodge (218-279-6000)

 

AFTERNOON OPTIONS

 2:00 -4:00 pm                            

  Please make reservations with each venue in advance. Tours leave on the hour. 

Great Lakes Aquarium

Special behind the scenes tour of the Great Lakes Aquarium

Featuring the new exhibit – “Shipwrecks Alive!”

Cost –$11 per person (group rate)

Web site - http://glaquarium.org/ 

Phone - (218) 740-3474                                    

Address - 353 Harbor Drive in Duluth

Email - info@glaquarium.org

 

Superior Public Museum

Guided tour of Superior Public Museums’ historic Fairlawn Mansion

Cost - $5 admission

Web site - http://superiorpublicmuseums.org/ 

Phone - - 1-715-394-5712                                                          

Address - 906 East 2nd Street, Superior, WI

Email - info@superiorpublicmuseums.org

 

UW-Superior Jim Dan Hill Libary

Special viewing of the Lake Superior Maritime Collections

If you would like to research a topic, please email ahead of time to make arrangements.

Cost - Free

Web site - http://www.uwsuper.edu/specialcollections/

Phone - 715-394-8359                                       

Address - University of Wisconsin-Superior - Belknap and Catlin in Superior, WI (Room 219)

Email - saue@uwsuper.edu

 

EVENING EVENT

6:00 -8:00 pm                             

EVENING SPECIAL EVENT

Opening Gala Reception

Sponsored by Lake Superior Magazine

Enjoy and evening of food and fun with your fellow maritime enthusiasts.

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center – in Canal Park

600 South Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN

 

 

 SATURDAY SCHEDULE

November 8, 2014

DULUTH ENTERTAINMENT and CONVENTION CENTER

Duluth, MN

 

REGISTRATION TABLE – In Front of Lake Superior Ballroom

8:30-9:00 am                     

 REGISTRATION and CHECK IN OPENS

                               

Lake Superior Ballroom – Back Side

11:45 am -1:00 pm            

 KEYNOTE LUNCHEON SPEAKER

 Dr. James P. Delgado

Ph.D., Director of Maritime Heritage, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Sanctuaries “REACHING AND SHARING THE FINAL FRONTIER”
Dr. Delgado has led or participated in shipwreck expeditions around the world. His undersea explorations include RMS Titanic, the discoveries of Carpathia, the ship that rescued Titanic's survivors, and the notorious "ghost ship" Mary Celeste, as well as surveys of USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, the sunken fleet of atomic-bombed warships at Bikini Atoll, the polar exploration ship Maud, wrecked in the Arctic, the 1846 wreck of the United States naval brig Somers, whose tragic story inspired Herman Melville's Billy Budd, and Sub Marine Explorer, a civil war-era find and the world's oldest known deep-diving submarine. His archaeological work has also included the excavation of ships and collapsed buildings along the now-buried waterfront of Gold Rush San Francisco.

 

 

Lake Superior Ballroom – Left Side (Ballroom J)

9:00-9:30 am                     

 WELCOME and OPENING REMARKS

Janell Mussman, LSMMA President - Elmer Engman, Gales Founder - Denise Wolvin, LSMVC Director

 

9:45-10:30 am                   

 Fred Stonehouse, Author and Historian “Sisters in the Storm”

 

10:45-11:30 am                  

 Tim Cochrane, Superintendent, Grand Portage National Monument

"Mirages, Mermaids, and Floating Islands: Early Impressions of Lake Superior"

 

1:15-2:00 pm                     

 Dennis Hale, Author and Sole Survivor of the SS Daniel J Morrell

                                         

2:15-3:00 pm                     

 Tamara Thomsen, Maritime Archaeologist, Wisconsin Historical Society

“Underwater Archaeological Survey of the steamer Lakeland”

 

3:15-4:00 pm                     

 Chris Winters, Author and Photographer

End of an Era: The Last Days of the St. Marys Challenger” 

 

4:15-5:00 pm                     

 Ken Merryman, Author and Historian and Jerry Eliason, Historian, Shipwreck Expert

The Scotiadoc, the Deepest Wreck Ever Found in the Great Lakes”

 

    

 French River Room – Across from Ballroom

9:45-10:30 am                   

Dr. Doug Ricketts - Senior Research Associate and Director of Marine Operations,

R/V Blue Heron Large Lakes Observatory

"The Large Lakes Observatory and the RV Blue Heron"

 

10:45-11:30 am                  

 LCDR Anthony Maffia, Commanding Officer, USGC Cutter Alder

 “ALDER, OPERATION TACONITE and ICE”

 

1:15-2:00 pm                     

Dan Fountain, Author, Michigan Gold & Silver, Mining in the Upper Peninsula

“Michigan Gold & Silver: The Lake Superior Connection”

 

2:15-3:00 pm                     

 Ron Williams, National Weather Service

 

3:15-4:00 pm                     

 Lee Radzak, Historic Site Manager - Split Rock Lighthouse Video 

"The Story of Split Rock Lighthouse" 

 

4:15-5:00 pm                     

 Bob Shutes, Retired Captain and Author

 “A LADY ICE BLUE” 

 

 

Lake Superior Ballroom – Right Side (Exhibit Hall) 

9:00 am                             

SILENT AUCTION BIDDING BEGINS

EXHIBIT HALL OPENS

 

3:15 pm                             

SILENT AUCTION CLOSES

Results will be posted at 4:00 at the LSMMA Booth

 

4:00 – 5:00 pm                   

SILENT AUCTION RESULTS POSTED and PICK UP and PAY FOR ITEMS

Winner’s numbers will be posted at the LSMMA Booth

 

5:00 pm                             

CRUISE of a LIFETIME DRAWING 

EXHIBIT HALL CLOSES

 

Grandma’s Saloon and Grill – Canal Park, MN

6:00 – 7:00 pm                   

CLOSING RECEPTION

Attendees, exhibitors, speakers – come unwind and enjoy a chance to discuss the events of the day.

 

Outside the DECC - Harborside 

11:00 am - 3:00 pm                            

The R/V Blue Heron will be docked behind the DECC for tours.

Weather permitting

 

 FREE ADMISSION

 

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 MARITIME VISITOR 
 CENTER
  

 

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