Entries by Ellen Kennedy

Schoonmaker Scavenger Hunt

Who’s Spiffy? Spiffy is a dog that helps us take care of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship over the winter, with the help of his assistant Flip the Ferret. Spiffy is named after a dog that belonged to the Wilcox family. They were the winter caretakers on the Schoonmaker for many years when

Kids Book Club: Paddle-to-the-Sea

Welcome to our Captain Scupper’s Kids Book Club. We will be recommending some of our favorite Great Lakes children’s books. Each of these books highlights different and important parts of the Great Lakes experience. PADDLE-TO-THE-SEA written and illustrated by Holling Clancy Holling Suggested Interest Level: Ages 5-11 Suggested Reading Level: Grade 3 ~ Near Lake

Be an At-Home Underwater Archaeologist

  You may be asking, what is an underwater archaeologist? Underwater archaeologists study shipwrecks as a way to learn more about the past. They have many methods for studying shipwrecks, but one of those methods is to create a scale drawing or site plan of the shipwreck. We can learn a lot about a shipwreck

Color the Colonel: Coloring Pages

Our coloring contest is closed, but you can still put your artistic talents to the test with our coloring pages! You can “Color the Colonel” or impress us with our original art. Submissions are closed, but you can still download the coloring pages below and see who won.   Best Coloring Show off your coloring

Maritime Communication Kids Activity

Have you ever wondered how ships communicated before radios and cell phones? Join us for some at-home history and a hands on activity. Prior to the introduction of radio, maritime communication was generally limited to line-of-sight visual signaling. Mariners have always tried to communicate using more than the human voice. They waved their arms or lanterns

Kids Book Club: Miss Colfax’s Light

Welcome to our Captain Scupper’s Kids Book Club. Over the next several weeks, we will be recommending some of our favorite Great Lakes children’s books. Each of these books highlights different and important parts of the Great Lakes experience. MISS COLFAX’S LIGHT by Aimee Bissonette, illustrated by Eileen Ryan Ewen Suggested Interest Level: Ages 6-9

Great Lakes Word Searches

We love a good word search and we hope you do too. We have 3 new word searches at different difficulty levels: easy, medium, and hard. Expand your vocabulary and learn some new Great Lakes words. You can download the word searches individually or as a packet. Have fun searching!  

Port of Toledo: Then & Now Educator’s Exhibit Guide

This guide is for educators and parents to use with their students to get the most educational value out of our new online exhibit Port of Toledo: Then & Now: ryanl51.sg-host.com/portoftoledo. It includes information about the exhibit’s learning standards, an overview of the exhibit and student activities. How is it educational? This exhibit supports Ohio