News & Events

  • New Job Posted - Captain, R/V SEAWOLF

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2019-06-07
    Please see the Jobs page for a new job posting for Captain, R/V SEAWOLF

  • Heading Out

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2019-04-04
    Research Vessel LAKE GUARDIAN left her berth near UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences on Wednesday (4/3) and headed for the Lakes.

    Owned by the US Environmental Protection Agency, LAKE GUARDIAN does an annual spring cruise to collect and analyze water samples from all five Great Lakes. Over the next 30 days, her crew will retrieve samples from a variety of depths at 80 locations. “The spring survey monitors lake health during a time of low biological activity, when the lakes are well-mixed.” This will be repeated in August. “The summer survey monitors lake health during the season of high biological activity, when the lakes are stratified.”

    R/V LAKE GUARDIAN was launched in 1981 and worked as a supply ship for offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. The Environmental Protection Agency bought her in 1988. She is 180 feet long and has accommodations for 41 people: 14 crew and 27 visiting scientists. She is also equipped with three laboratories: general purpose, chemistry and biology. Lake Guardian Heading Out


    Tied up at Milwaukee’s Heavy Lift Dock are tugs REBECCA LYNN (left) and G.L. OSTRANDER (right).

    PHOTO CREDIT:  Captain Gregory Stamatelakys, R/V NEESKAY

  • CanAmGlass Website Update

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2019-04-01 has been overhauled with security enhancements, bug fixes and improvements to enable registered users to post news, jobs and keep their vessel data up to date.  Registered users are encouraged to log in and check it out.  It is highly recommended that users change their passwords and update/validate their contact information. 

  • UNOLS Chief Scientist Training Cruise

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2019-03-13
    UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruise 

    Application deadline: March 29th, 2019 

    New to planning shipboard field work?  Wondering how to request research vessel time, or specific pieces of equipment? Need samples or data to initiate a research project? If so, take part in the National Science Foundation funded “2019 UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruise.” This cruise and pre-cruise information workshop will instruct early career marine scientists (including PhD students, post docs, and 1st or 2nd year faculty members) on how to effectively plan for, acquire, and utilize time at sea for multi-disciplinary research. The program will occur from June 16th to June 22nd, 2019, and will include a 4 day cruise on the University of Minnesota’s R/V Blue Heron on Lakes Superior and Michigan, as well as a pre-cruise workshop.  The program will start in Duluth, Minnesota, home port of the R/V Blue Heron, and end in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.    Small stipends are provided for participant travel costs, research supplies and shipping.  Space is limited.  To apply you must be an employee or student at a U.S. institution or a U.S. citizen working abroad. To be considered, applications must be received by March 29th, 2019.  The application form is available at the following link:

  • Science Vessel Workshop Cancelled

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2019-01-04
    The 2019 Science Vessel Coordination Workshop scheduled for January 10, 2019 has been cancelled due to the U.S. Government shutdown. Unfortunately the shutdown had a big impact on the program, so we will try to re-schedule it later in 2019. Please visit for the latest updates. 
  • Fundamentals of Marine Technology Course Jan 21-25, 2019

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2018-12-04
    The Marine Center at Northwestern Michigan College is offering its Level 1 Fundamentals of Marine Technology Course on January 21-25, 2019. The course will be held at:

    Northwestern Michigan College
    Parsons-Stulen Building
    2600 Aero Park Drive
    Traverse City, MI 49686

    Overview - Fundamentals of Marine Technology focuses on the basic understanding of systems, applications, troubleshooting, calibration and safety requirements specific to marine technology and marine environments. Details of the course offering, cost and logistics can be found at the following link CLICK HERE --> link. 

    Contact The Marine Center at (231) 995-2500 or for questions or further details.

    Applicants must register by January 7, 2019.

  • 2019 Science Vessel Workshop

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2018-10-23
    The 2019 Science Vessel Workshop is being held on Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, Michigan - please plan to stay after the GL Captains Association Industry Days Conference for the workshop - A draft agenda is posted at:

  • Mapping Tool Has Been Fixed!

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2018-05-04
    Updated March 29, 2019 -  We have successfully fixed the display of the locations of ports on the CanAmGlass map locator tool and have also fixed some other bugs and have updated the site to improve security and maintenance. Thanks for your patience while we completed this work! 
  • Welcome Orange Apex

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2018-05-04
    Welcome to the Orange Apex! a new addition to CanAmGlass - Check out the details on the featured ships listing on the home page.  Please note the vessel is home ported in Port Stanley, ON on Lake Erie.  We will update the location as soon as the mapping tool is back on line. 
  • Captain and Deckhands Wanted

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2018-03-10
    GVSU - Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute, Muskegon, Michigan is looking for a Captain and deckhands to start April 9, 2018 for their research vessels operating out of Grand Haven and Muskegon, Michigan.  Check out the CanAmGlass Jobs page for the details. Those interested should apply right away.  
  • 2018 Science Vessel Coordination Workshop

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2017-11-29
    Please Save the Date: January 11, 2018 and plan to attend the 22nd annual science vessel coordination workshop at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City Michigan. The workshop will be held in the White Pine Ballroom (A&B) running from around 8:00 am to 3:30 pm on Thursday January 11th. The draft agenda has been posted on this web site under the Reports & Standards tab and can be downloaded from this website. We are expecting another big turnout and hope to see you there. 
  • Job Opening - Stony Brook University

    Posted by burrowsm under Classifieds on 2017-05-08
    R/V Seawolf and Small Vessel Operator

    The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) of Stony Brook University seeks applicants for the position of Vessel Maintenance Technician/Research Vessel Seawolf Deckhand. Full benefits package; salary of $55K. Applications will be accepted until filled.

    For a full position description, or to apply online, visit: (Req. # 1701261)

    Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply. 

  • Moran Iron Works

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2016-11-15
    Moran Iron Works has been added to our list of shipyards - Please check out the  listings under the "Ships" tab above and share your experiences at our annual workshop! 
  • 2017 Science Vessel Workshop

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2016-10-27
    Please Save the Date! - The 2017 Great Lakes Science Vessel Coordination Workshop will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, Michigan.  The program will run from approximately 8 AM to 3 PM.  More details to follow - updates will be posted on 
  • USCG transitioning eight Great Lakes, year-round stations to seasonal posts

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2016-04-26
    Coast Guard transitioning eight Great Lakes, year-round stations to seasonal posts


    Beginning in the fall of 2016, the Ninth Coast Guard District will convert eight of its Great Lakes boat stations to seasonal summertime units. These stations will suspend operations prior to winter and resume in the spring when recreational boaters return. Resources will shift to a nearby “parent” stations, which will also handle any off-season responses.

    These Great Lakes operations currently utilize personnel from 47 multi-mission boat stations positioned throughout all five Great Lakes. The people, platforms and facilities of these 47 units create an interconnected system designed to help meet Coast Guard mission requirements throughout the Great Lakes.

    Seasonal stations are being created in the following communities:

    Muskegon, Michigan (parent station in Grand Haven)

    Ludington, Michigan (parent station in Manistee)

    Harbor Beach, Michigan (parent station in Port Huron)

    Station Frankfort, Michigan (parent station in Manistee)

    Kenosha, Wisconsin (parent station in Milwaukee)

    Two Rivers, Wisconsin (parent station in Sheboygan)

    Ashtabula, Ohio (parent station in Fairport)

    Lorain, Ohio (parent station in Cleveland Harbor)

    The Coast Guard has traditionally operated seasonal units at eight other locations throughout the Great Lakes, as well as other stations throughout the United States with no impact on boating safety or response capability. In these locations the Coast Guard remained a vital part of the community and will continue to meet the public’s search and rescue expectations. The Coast Guard is holding public meetings to inform the local citizenry and to answer questions.  Source: Great Lakes/Seaway Review   April 25, 2016

  • Welcome Erie Monitor and Kingfisher

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2016-01-15
    We are very pleased to welcome Stone Lab's Erie Monitor and University of Minnesota Duluth's Kingfisher to the CanAmGlass database - please check them out!
  • Carboline Marine Paint

    Posted by Carboline under Classifieds on 2016-01-06
    The Marine and Offshore division of Carboline has been recognized as a predominant supplier of high performance, long life coatings exposed to a severe marine environment for a great number of years. Our expertise in providing products and technical service to the marine industry is invaluable to our customers.  Carboline offers a comprehensive line of zinc primers, epoxy anticorrosive, high performance topcoats and antifoulings that will provide service for up to 60 months. Our high temperature coatings, interior primers and finishes, surface tolerant coatings, and highly chemically resistant tank linings shows the range in our ability to provide high quality coatings for virtually any service requirement.

    Carboline's service network can take care of any vessel, from offshore service vessels, tugs and barges, vehicle and personnel transportation vessels and deep sea shipping to provide the same high level of product technology and service that has become the standard in the industrial coatings market.

    Contact me:


    Mike Cosby

    734 658-8715 

  • Please Update Vessel Data

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2015-11-20
    Vessel operators - please take a few minutes to review the vessels listed on our website under the "Ships" tab above or the vessel locator map and let me know if any vessels need to be added or removed.  Your feedback will help us update the database and serves as valuable input for the 2016 edition of Greenwood's Guide to the Great Lakes.  Please send you comments and suggestions to 
  • Please Complete Survey for 2016 Workshop

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2015-11-20
    A survey of science vessel operators and GLASS members was sent out last week requesting input on topics to be presented at the 2016 science vessel coordination workshop being planned for January 14, 2016 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City Michigan.  The link to the survey is copied below for those who may have been overlooked in the e-mail list-server.  Your response by November 25th  would be appreciated.  Survey link:



  • USGS Research Vessel Dedication Ceremony Today - 31 August 2015

    Posted by burrowsm under Latest News on 2015-08-31
    There will be a research vessel dedication ceremony today at the USGS vessel base in Cheboygan, Michigan at 1 pm - for more information please see the following link: USGS Press Release
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