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Gales of November kicks off next weekend

Mark your calendars and register to attend the 25th annual Gales of November, the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association's annual maritime conference and fundraiser.

Mark your calendars and register to attend the 25th annual Gales of November, the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association's annual maritime conference and fundraiser.

The two-day educational, fundraising and networking event begins Nov. 2 with a joint luncheon with the Duluth-Superior Propeller Club at Grandma's Sports Garden, 425 Lake Ave. S. in historic Canal Park in Duluth.

The luncheon's keynote speaker, Bob Krumenaker, National Park Service superintendent at the Apostle Islands, presents "Managing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Challenges of Maintaining Maritime Heritage."

Various tours are available Nov. 2 including behind-the-scenes tours at of the Lake Superior Maritime Collections at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Superior Public Museum's Fairlawn Mansion and at the Great Lakes Aquarium. The day concludes with an Opening Gala reception, sponsored by Lake Superior Magazine at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in historic Canal Park.

Gales of November festivities resume at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. The day is filled with maritime-related educational breakout presentations, a trade show, an interactive "maritime activities area," a silent auction, and an opportunity to win the summer 2013 Cruise of a Lifetime raffle on the 1,000-foot Edwin H. Gott. Saturday's keynote lunch presentation features Dr. James Delgado, director of Maritime Heritage, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA,) presenting "The Great Museum Beneath the Seas".

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Tickets to Gales of November are required.

Details and registration information is available at www.LSMMA.com .

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