Capt. Luke Clyburn Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

Mr. Clyburn has been endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the fields of real estate and aquatic research. Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Capt. Luke Clyburn with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Clyburn celebrates many years’ experience … Read more

Tamarack Project (rebuilding a 36′ schooner)

Tamarack Boat Hull

A journey to restore a weathered 36′ schooner. Learn the history of this custom built ship and follow the progress of the restoration efforts by the Sea Cadets Great Lakes Division. This Custom World class schooner was designed by Thomas Colvin in 1968. View blog post on Blogspot.

Lost Barge Discovered in Straits of Mackinac

Excerpts from Karen Gould’s original article published in the St. Ignace News and the Mackinac Town Crier Newspapers August 2009. Long missing Barge is discovered by Research Teams aboard Sea Cadet Vessel! Scientists working with the Noble Odyssey Foundation aboard the Pride of Michigan training/research vessel, have located a sunken barge between St. Ignace, Michigan … Read more

Sea Cadet Elite Dive Team Explores Cave Site withMichigan State Marine Archaeologist

Sea Cadet Elite Dive Team Explores Cave Site with Michigan State Marine Archaeologist.

Sea Cadets of the Great Lakes Division Elite Dive Team escorted the Michigan State Marine Archeologist, Wayne Lusardi to an underwater cave site which was located by LT. Kathy Trax during explorations in fall of 2008. Mr. Lusardi, with the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve in Alpena, Michigan, investigated the cave as … Read more

Cadets Work with Commercial ROV Professional

Sea Cadet divers examine the SEAVEIW FALCON ROV.

Published in Great Lakes Division Report July 31– August 9, 2009 The Great Lakes Division, known for training excellence in SCUBA diving, enhanced the depths of underwater investigation by teaming up with international ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) manufacturer, SEAVIEW and it’s president, Matthew Cook. As part of the Second Summer Training, Mr. Cook introduced the … Read more

Noble Odyssey Foundation Underwater Surveys

Diver Kathy Trax explores an ancient submerged shoreline in Thunder Bay

Published in the MICHIGAN COASTAL NEWS Spring 2007 What did Michigan’s Lake Huron coast look like several thousand years ago? Researchers with the Oakland County-based Noble Odyssey Foundation (NOF) explain that water levels were nearly 400 feet lower than they are at present, and today’s coastal lands were far inland. For some 4,000 years a … Read more

Noble Odyssey Foundation Begins Underwater Exploration of the Huron Ridge

During July and August the Great Lakes Division of Sea Cadets, supported by the Noble Odyssey Foundation, began a long-term investigation of a massive geological formation lying beneath the waters of Lake Huron. Called the Mid-Huron Ridge, it is a submerged rampart of limestone that extends for about 100 miles between Alpena, Michigan and Kincardine, … Read more

NOF Research Theme: Ancient Shores Of The Great Lakes

In 2004 we embarked on a multi-year investigation of ancient drowned shorelines in the Great Lakes.  Unknown to many residents of the Region is that these massive bodies of water have undergone huge changes in their levels since their creation from melting glaciers some 14,000 years ago.  For instance, past water levels in Lakes Huron … Read more

Program Featured in State of the Great Lakes Annual Report, 2004

Pride of Michigan boat

GREAT LAKES UNDERWATER EXPLORATION WITH THE RESEARCH VESSEL PRIDE OF MICHIGAN by Luke Clyburn The future welfare of the Great Lakes will be in the hands of future leaders – our youth of today. In 2002, we established the Noble Odyssey Foundation (a non-profit 501c3 organization) to enhance an already successful maritime training program for … Read more