WHAT LIES BENEATH: CANADIAN SHIPWRECKS OF LAKE SUPERIOR

This travelling exhibit is currently in development. It is expected to begin touring throughout Canada in the spring of 2016. For further information or to book the exhibit, please contact us. As part of our exhibit, WATCH: The Sinking of the Algoma – Jerry Muskrat takes a dive into Lake Superior. Jerry Muskrat is on his raft with Snappy, pretending to be the Captain of a ship in a storm. He spots a message in a bottle. It’s from Captain Nemo, inviting Jerry to the bottom of Lake Superior to learn about the sinking of the SS Algoma. Nemo recounts the tale of how the pride of the CPR fleet hit a sudden storm on Nov 7th, 1885, and sank near the shores of Port Arthur, now called Thunder Bay. Jerry Muskrat’s Greatest Lakes Adventure! Join Jerry as he rows his way through his favourite cultural and historic destinations of the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway in his series “The Greatest Lakes – a Jerry Muskrat™ Adventure!” on the Kidoons Network. jerry_banner

EXHIBIT COMPONENTS

  • 1 large introductory panel
  • 9 large pull-up panels.
  • Shipwreck artifacts (affixed within display case)
  • Audio-visual components (1 video for adults, 1 for children)

SPACE REQUIRED

  • 600 – 1200 square feet, depending upon configuration.

CRATE DIMENSIONS

  • 1 crate (size TBD)

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS

  • Promotional materials
  • Educator’s Guide with pre- and post-visit activities for teachers
  • Gallery activities and education program outline for museum educators

LANGUAGE

  • English

SHIPPING DETAILS

  • Commercial carrier
  • Borrower pays one-way

PARTICIPATION FEE

  • $600 for a 12 week loan period

CONTACT Catherine Caughell Education & Outreach Coordinator Thunder Bay Museum 425 Donald Street East Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5V1 Phone: (807) 623-0801 Fax: (807) 622-6880

This project was made possible with funding from:

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