The Schooner Alliance Arrival

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Schooner Alliance! After many long weeks underway she will be arriving in Suttons Bay on Friday, July 14th at 4 pm. Join us in welcoming the Alliance to her new home in the Great Lakes and get a tour of the Great Lakes’ newest Ally!


Friday, July 14, 2023
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm


100 Dame St, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Inland Seas’ Campus – Thomas M. Kelly Biological Station


4:00 – 4:30 pm Watch from shore as Schooner Alliance Sails into Suttons Bay for the very first time.

4:30 – 7:00 pm: Deck tours will be available to meet the crew and get to know the newest Schoolship to sail the Great Lakes. Alliance shirts and mugs will be available for purchase.

Alliance FAQ

Q: How will Alliance be used?

A: Operating two schooners allows program delivery around the Great Lakes – from May
through October – while also continuing our work at home in Grand Traverse Bay, ensuring
ISEA can better meet the demand our stellar reputation has generated.

Q: Will you be keeping the name Alliance?

A: Yes, we feel the name fits perfectly with the many partnerships which allow ISEA to conduct programming throughout the Great Lakes.

Q: Where is the Alliance?

A: Alliance is currently transiting towards Suttons Bay, you can track her progress here:

Q: When is the transit happening?

A: Mid-June through early July.

Q: When will Alliance arrive in Suttons Bay?

A: The Alliance will be arriving here in Suttons Bay on July 14th at 4pm.

Q: Will there be news coverage for the arrival of Alliance?

A: Yes! If you are from the news media and would like to be part of Alliance’s arrival, please contact Harrison Fischer at

We would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals who supported Inland Seas and generously funded the transit of the schooner Alliance from Virginia to Suttons Bay.

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