USCG Certification

Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)


The Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) was created in 1989 to enhance public understanding and stewardship of the Great Lakes through experiential shipboard and onshore educational programs for children and adults. ISEA’s award-winning educational programs are designed for students in grades 5 – 12 and are modified for learners of all ages. More than 75,000 participants have experienced the Great Lakes Schoolship Program, including students from over 140 Michigan communities. Summer shipboard experiences for all ages include astronomy, history, and science programs on Grand Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan. The goal of every ISEA program is to encourage young people to pursue academic interests related to the Great Lakes, particularily the sciences, and to provide enhanced public understanding and stewardship of the Great Lakes for future generations. The heart of the Schoolship Program is the work of 200 dedicated and trained volunteers who donate nearly 8,000 hours annually aboard the Schoolship.


Flag: United States of America
Rig: Schooner
Homeport: Sutton's Bay, MI
Sparred Length: 77'
LOA: 61' 6
LOD: 61' 6
LWL: 53'
Draft: 7'
Beam: 17'
Rig height: 66'
Freeboard: 4'
Sail Area: 1,800 square feet
Tons: 41
Hull: steel


Who Sails? Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, all ages; at-risk youth
Program Type: Maritime History, Marine Science
Normal cruising waters: Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan
Season: May-early October
Built: 1994
Crew: 5
Contact: Fred Sitkins, Executive Director
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