Discovery World’s tall ship, the Sailing Vessel (S/V) DENIS SULLIVAN is the world’s only re-creation of a 19th century three-masted Great Lakes Schooner… and it will be in Sheboygan on August 15! As part of NOAA’s “Get Into Your Sanctuary Week” the S/V Denis Sullivan will be sailing up the Wisconsin coast, making stops and offering public deck tours. Don’t miss your chance to experience maritime history (and take some awesome photos)!
Get Into Your Sanctuary
As a travel destination, few places on the planet can compete with the diversity of the National Marine Sanctuary System, which protects America’s most iconic natural and cultural marine resources. The majority of national marine sanctuaries’ waters are open to compatible recreational activities which also allows for considerable benefits to local economies.
On August 12, 2017, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is hosting its third National “Get into Your Sanctuary” celebration. This system-wide event will raise awareness about the value of our sanctuaries as iconic destinations for responsible recreation through a series of special activities.
S/V Denis Sullivan
The S/V Denis Sullivan was completed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2000 by professional shipwrights and nearly 1,000 volunteers. The schooner is a modern educational sailing vessel with two diesel engines, a scientific laboratory, two computer workstations, and modern communication and navigation equipment. She maintains single bunks in co-ed areas, shared toilets (heads) and showers, and limited storage. The vessel can carry up to 50 passengers on day sails and 21 participants overnight. She is complemented by a professional crew of ten.
The S/V Denis Sullivan provides an array of genuine maritime experiences, from two-hour Lake Watches for families to multi-day educational sails for teens and adults. Water is the world’s most precious resource, and the S/V Denis Sullivan provides a unique platform from which to provide marine education, leadership training, and personal development to visitors of all ages. Explore this site or contact our Marine Department to find out how you can be part of this amazing experience.