Friday, November 7 Schedule of Events:
12:00am to 1:00pm - Gales of November Opening Luncheon - (luncheon tickets required)
Grandma’s Sports Garden, 425 Lake Avenue South in historic Canal Park in Duluth, MN
Joint Propeller Club Duluth-Superior and Gales of November attendees. Admission luncheon tickets are required.
Afternoon Tour Options:
Special note: Gales of November attendees are responsible for admission fees, ground transportation and parking.
2:00 – 4:00pm – Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Great Lakes Aquarium
Great Lakes Aquarium is located at 353 Harbor Drive in Duluth, MN
Join Jay Walker, the Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Aquarium, and members of his staff, for a special guided tour to learn how the northern Minnesota aquarium operates including water purification and treatment as well as animal food preparation and daily maintenance of exhibits. After the tour, enjoy the public levels of the aquarium at a discounted admission price.
2:00 – 4:00pm – Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Lake Superior Maritime Collections
Located at Jim Dan Hill Library at the University of WI-Superior, 907 North 19th Street in Superior, WI
Join University of WI-Superior Library Archivist, Laura Jacobs, and members of her staff, for a special tour of the unique resources that tell the story of maritime history and activities relating to communications surrounding Lake Superior and the upper Great Lakes. Metered street parking is required.
2:00 – 4:00pm – Special-Guided Tour of Superior Public Museums historic Fairlawn Mansion
This historic Fairlawn Mansion is located at 906 East 2nd Street in Superior, WI
Step back in time and enjoy a tour of the historic 42-room mansion built in 1890, which overlooks the bay and Lake Superior. Recall the elegance and prosperity of Superior’s early boomtown days as well as the unique period as a children’s home. Gales of November attendees receive reduced admission, only $5 per person.
Special note: Gales of November attendees are responsible for their own ground transportation and parking.
6:00 – 8:00pm – Gales of November Opening Gala Reception
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, 600 South Lake Avenue in historic Canal Park in Duluth, MN
Come join the fun and celebrate Great Lakes maritime history at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, located at the foot of the Aerial Lift Bridge in historic Canal Park. Gales of November attendees can pick up their name badges, enjoy a self-guided tour of the Marine Museum, and sample some good eats graciously provided by the evening’s reception sponsor, Lake Superior Magazine.
Saturday, November 8 Schedule of Events:
All Saturday events and programs will be held at the Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center, Lake Superior Ballroom and French River Room (across from Ballroom) at 350 Harbor Drive in Duluth, MN
8:30 am Registration Opens – Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center, 2nd floor lobby
8:30 am – 5:00pm – Lectures, Readings, Presentations, Exhibits, Maritime Activities Area and Silent Auction
11:00 am – 3:00pm - Tour Option
Tour and meet the captain and crew of the largest university-owned research vessel on the Great Lakes, the R/V Blue Heron (docked behind the DECC)
12:00 to 1:00pm - Gales of November Keynote Luncheon
3:30 pm – Silent Auction Ends
5:00 pm – Cruise of a Lifetime Raffle Drawing – Two winners and their guests will enjoy a 5.5 day cruise on the Great Lakes Fleet/Key Lakes, Inc. 1,000-foot ore boat, the Edwin H. Gott. Purchase raffle tickets at Gales of November of before the event by using the below form:
5:30 – 6:30pm – Closing Reception sponsored by and held at Grandma’s Saloon & Grill, 522 Lake Avenue South in historic Canal Park in Duluth
VISITOR CENTER HOURSSummer Hours Open Daily 10:00 am - 9:00 pm