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Marquette Maritime Museum Great Duck Island Presentation
Brenna Womer, NMU graduate student and Assistant Manager of the Marquette Maritime Museum, will present a program on her 10 days living on Great Duck Island in the Gulf of Maine.
Great Duck Island (GDI) is located in the Gulf of Maine and is part of a group of islands that make up the “town” of Frenchboro. Most of GDI is owned by College of the Atlantic (COA), a private institution in Bar Harbor where all students major in Human Ecology. During the summer months, a handful of COA students particularly interested in ornithology live in the old Coast Guard station on GDI where they tag and track the herring and black-backed gull, guillamont, and eider duck populations on the island, as well as count and monitor the birds’ nests, eggs, and chicks as they develop eachView more
Location: 300 Lakeshore Blvd, Mailing: PO Box 1096, Marquette, MI 49855
A few parking spaces located next to the city Waterworks building and Museum on Lakeshore. Parking lot is located behind Museum on lakeside.