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LLO Science Friday –   September 26, 2014.  Time:  1230pm-430pm.

DULUTH, MN - The scientists and staff of UMD's Large Lakes Observatory (LLO) invite the public to board and tour the Blue Heron research vessel and indulge in science. LLO is offering “LLO Science Friday," with a presentation on scientific topics Friday, August 22 underneath the new back deck tent.

The Large Lakes Observatory operates the largest university-owned research vessel (R/V) in the Great Lakes, the R/V Blue Heron. The Blue Heron is part of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS), and is chartered by research scientists on any of the Great Lakes. The R/V Blue Heron will tie up on “LLO Science Friday” in the Twin Ports Harbor at the Great Lakes Aquarium, 353 Harbor Drive.

LLO Science Friday offers presentations (330pm – 430pm) from LLO scientists and other Great Lakes freshwater researchers. This month’s presentation on September  26th  will be:  "Manoomin, psin, Zizania: wild rice research with Tribal resource managers” by Dr. Amy Myrbo, UMN research associate.

In addition, the broadcast of Talk of the Nation-Science Friday, hosted by Ira Flatow will air. This two hour radio show is provided by KUWS-FM on board the R/V Blue Heron from (100pm - 300pm) on each of the LLO Science Fridays. The events are free. 

Future LLO Science Friday Dates:              2015

Located on the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota, LLO is the only institute in the country dedicated to the study of large lakes throughout the world. They focus on the global implications of investigations in the areas of aquatic chemistry, circulation dynamics, geochemistry, acoustic remote sensing, plankton dynamics, sedimentology and paleoclimatology.

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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Canal Park Duluth, Minnesota is offering a series of summer films between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm beginning June 30 through Labor Day.  A variety of Great Lakes topics are covered including shipping, natural history, shipwrecks, lighthouses, Soo Lock operations, and Duluth-Superior Harbor activities.  Films will change weekly with over twenty different films offered throughout the summer.

The Visitor Center will also be offering the popular 30 minute Pier History Tours Thursday through Monday 1:15 pm and 3:15 pm. This walking tour will highlight the fascinating history of Canal Park.

The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center will be open daily from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm through October 4th.  There is never an admission charge to the Visitor Center or any of its programs.  For information regarding specific programs and times, please contact the Visitor Center at (218) 720-5260, Ext 1. 



McDougall’s Dream

Date: Saturday, September 27 2014

Time: 1 – 8pm

Admission: $40

Location: SS Meteor Whaleback Museum on Barker’s Island, 300 Marina Drive, Superior WI

Contact Name: Stacie Buchanan

Phone: (715) 394-5712

Fax: (715) 394-2043



Event Description:

Daytime talks featuring local maritime topics. Dinner and a silent auction in the evening. Proceeds help to restore and preserve the SS Meteor, the last remaining whaleback freighter, and the legacy of Captain Alexander McDougall. Music, entertainment, cash bar. Reservations recommended.




  Summer Hours
  Open Daily  
  10:00 am - 9:00 pm



  Summer Hours
  Open Daily  

 10:00 am - 5:00 pm