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"Remote" Diving Explores West Bay Shipwreck

"Remote" Diving Explores West Bay Shipwreck

By Lynn Geiger

Hans VanSumeren, director of the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute at Northwestern Michigan College, recently led a deep dive to revisit the Lauren Castle shipwreck – and no one got wet.

Done entirely by an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle), the resulting footage showcases the amazing capability of research using unmanned vehicles as well as the unique student learning experiences as part of NMC’s water studies and engineering technology programs.

It is coming up on the 34th anniversary of the sinking of the Lauren Castle tugboat off Leelanau County’s Lee Point on November 5, 1980. Last month, NMC’s underwater vehicle explored the 98-foot tugboat sitting upright on the bottom of 392 feet of water in West Grand Traverse Bay from bow to stern – peeking in and around portholes and doors of the steel structure now completely covered in quagga mussels. more

Today

Premium Prospects of BNI

7:00am Premium Prospects of BNI: Chapter meeting at First Congregational Church at the base of Old Mission Peninsula, TC.

PowerLeads Networking Group

7:30am PowerLeads Networking Group: This professional networking group meets at Flap Jack Shack in Traverse City. Openings for new members in several professional categories; share business ideas and referrals over breakfast. Guests welcome. Call Nancy Holtom of SendOutCards for more info. 231-929-3373.  

Diagnostics Clinic

10:00am Diagnostics Clinic held at MSUE office, 520 W. Front St., TC. This clinic will assist with garden diagnostics questions focusing on issues with plant pests and disease. For more info call 922-4620.

Living with Alzheimer's

10:00am Living with Alzheimer's for Middle-Stage Caregivers: Three part series: Sept. 10, 17 & 24. Hear caregivers and professional discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective, and comfortable care. Boardman Lake Glens,1456 Brigadoon Ct., Traverse City. Register at 800-272-3900.

InterActive Story Time

11:00am InterActive Story Time: Featuring "Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" by Mo Willems. There will also be special activities and crafts. Great Lakes Children's Museum, TC. greatlakeskids.org

BNI Midday Profit Partners Mtg

11:00am BNI Midday Profit Partners networking group meets in Fellowship Hall at First Congregational Church (6105 Center Road) in Traverse City. Members help each other grow their businesses by sharing ideas, contacts and referrals. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call Linda Kniat at Maple River Direct Mail, 935-4300. more

Zonta Club of TC Luncheon

12:00pm Zonta Club of TC Luncheon Program Meeting: Learn about the Mariposa Pathway organization. Hagerty Center, NMC, TC. Cost, $15. Make a reservation: jacksdebo@gmail.com.

NMC Celebrates Constitution Day

12:00pm NMC Celebrates Constitution Day: In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Osterlin Library's government documents collection. Free pocket Constitutions and cake. NMC's History faculty will also be holding a discussion forum at 6pm in Room 109 in Scholars Hall. 995-1065.
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