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‘Project Shiphunt’ comes to sanctuary cinema series

(Courtesy/Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary) An ROV explores a shipwreck in the film 'Project Shiphunt' which will be screened at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Alpena — A fan favorite film is coming to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center as part of their cinema at the sanctuary series.

Project Shiphunt takes over the big screen on Thursday. The movie follows high school students from Saginaw on a mission to discover a few shipwrecks off the coast of Lake Huron.
The five students trek out into the open waters with NOAA scientists and head on the adventure of a lifetime.

“It really is a unique film, I mean how often do high school students from Michigan go out and work with the best nautical archaeologist in the field and actually look for and find a shipwreck,” said Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Media Coordinator Stephanie Gandulla. “It really is inspiration to education and learning, it’s a great film!”

The screening takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday night in the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center Theatre. Folks can also begin gearing up for the 2019 Thunder Bay International Film Festival. All-access ‘Thunder Passes” will be available at the showing for festival film lovers.

More information can be found on the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary website