NMC in History
November 13, 2020
Photo courtesy of Ann Swaney / NMC Archives
Each fall, the smaller vessels residing at the Great Lakes campus are hauled out of the water and stored in cradles on the pier for the winter. In this 2000 photograph, the R/V Northwestern (then owned by the Maritime Academy and now by the Water Studies Institute) is in the process of being lifted out of Traverse City’s West Bay. In September 2020, the R/V Northwestern returned to harbor after receiving a fresh coat of paint.