Great Lakes - Great Ships - Great Concerns

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The American Sail Training Association has partnered with GREAT LAKES UNITED to bring a fleet of international tall ships to the Great Lakes, the world's largest body of fresh water, as part of the Great Lakes United TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® 2010 race series.

The educational research vessels such as the Denis Sullivan (home port Milwaukee, WI) will be leading the race fleet.I will be boarding this ship in mid-July for 11 days, serving as an photographer/eco-blogger on the important scientific studies taking place on board. While chronicling the research, I'm certain plenty of natural beauty photo opportunities will present themselves, along with thrilling Race highlights.

You'll even be able to track the ships while we are traveling from Bay City, Michigan to Duluth, Minnesota!

At times while capturing a beautiful scene, I've wondered to myself, "Am I just taking a nice photo, or sadly recording some of the last known sightings of this particular plant or animal in our Lakes?" For our future generations' sake - I hope the answer is no. Please considering helping me to capture images to spur the public's imagination and desire to take personal steps towards conservation and protection.

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Trip Start Jul 14, 2010
Trip End Jul 31, 2010

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