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Freshwater Science Research Vessel Tour
August 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Special opportunity! Open to the public free of charge. No need to RSVP!
Don’t miss your chance to tour the UWM Freshwater Science research vessel A.K.A “Neeskay“!
The vessel will be docked near Lino Ristorante Italiano (South Pier) Sheboygan!
The Great Lakes are our living laboratory, and we operate the only research vessel that explores these inland seas year-round. Its name derives from the language of the Ho-Chunk, a Wisconsin Native American tribe, and it means “pure, clean water” — our vision for the Great Lakes.
Before the Neeskay was reconstructed as a research vessel, it was an Army T-boat used for tug and transport duties in the Korean War. It has powered scientific expeditions around the lakes since 1970 and is the only research vessel that navigates the Great Lakes year-round. The Neeskay allows UWM students, faculty and scientists to focus on answering fundamental questions essential to the successful management of this crucial resource.