S/V Denis Sullivan

S/V Denis Sullivan

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How many places onboard can you find the name "Denis Sullivan"? I found two.
Since I can't sail for real, I will sail into my archives. From 2017, between Quebec City and Ogdensburg.
The Pride Of Baltimore II visited Milwaukee in the late 1990s. I thought it was worth checking out. That's how I first learned about the Denis Sullivan, which did not have a name yet. I bought a souvenir hat (which I still have) inside the old car ferry building. It says, "Building Wisconsin's Flagship" like the sign.
Chris Hamm, who was one of our very dedicated volunteers in the early days of the Sullivan, sailed on to another shore July 14th. Info at:
Man ignores the Denis Sullivan. Woman can't take her eyes off it, steps in goose poop. She's got her priorities right.
Looking much better with masts.
The Army Corps Of Engineers, Detroit District 2020 photo contest pictures to vote on can be found here. Click Like to vote. https://www.facebook.com/USACEDetroitDistrict/media_set/?set=a.10158399182895917
Will there be any cruises this summer ?
Where can Denis Sullivan enthusiasts find a comprehensive schedule of the Denis Sullivan events in Milwaukee and other ports in Lake Michigan and beyond. Thank you.
Entering Presque Isle Bay in Erie PA

The world's only re-creation of a 19th century Great Lakes cargo schooner, the S/V Denis Sullivan is an educational vessel connecting learners of all ages to the Great Lakes, oceans, and our world of water through experiential learning and technology.

The sailing vessel S/V Denis Sullivan is the world's only recreation of a 19th century three-masted Great Lakes schooner. The S/V Denis Sullivan was completed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2000 by professional shipwrights and nearly 1,000 volunteers. The schooner is a modern educational sailing vessel with two diesel engines, a scientific laboratory, two computer workstations, and modern communication and navigation equipment. She maintains single bunks in co-ed areas, shared toilets (heads) and showers, and limited storage. The vessel can carry up to 50 passengers on day sails and 21 participants overnight. She is complemented by a professional crew of ten. The S/V Denis Sullivan provides an array of genuine maritime experiences, from two-hour Lake Watches for families to multi-day educational sails for teens and adults. Water is the world’s most precious resource, and the S/V Denis Sullivan provides a unique platform from which to provide marine education, leadership training, and personal development to visitors of all ages. Explore this site or contact our Marine Department to find out how you can be part of this amazing experience. Uncover your new relationship with fresh water through a trip aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan this year!

Operating as usual

Calling all Friends of the S/V Denis Sullivan! Join us for the Milwaukee Bay Virtual Raftup this Saturday from 10am-11:30am to chat with friends, meet new people, and learn about boating in Milwaukee Bay. This event is FREE!

http://www.midwestwomenssailing.org/virtual-raft-up.html

As the sun sets on 2020, we hope to see you in 2021 with our beloved S/V Denis Sullivan hopefully back out on the water!
We truly appreciate our dedicated volunteers and crew, as well as the community and educational partners and donors who support our programs.
Even though we were unable to operate as usual in 2020, our crew and volunteers were still able to raise nearly 1/3 of our usual annual funds through both local and international donors and wonderful members of our community.
If you would like to keep up to date on what our volunteers are doing and how you can become involved, check out the Friends Of The S/V Denis Sullivan page, as this S/V Denis Sullivan page will remain unmonitored until the ship can bring back her captain and crew.
We hope to be able to bring back caretakers to the S/V Denis Sullivan for over the harsh winter and begin planning for whatever type of sailing season 2021 may hold.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, especially this last year.
We truly do appreciate it.
Fair winds
-Friends of the S/V Denis Sullivan

cbs58.com

Lakefront staple S/V Denis Sullivan may never sail again

cbs58.com MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- It is a Lakefront staple known as the flagship of the state of Wisconsin. Discovery World's tall ship, Milwaukee's three-masted, wooden schooner Denis Sullivan may never sail ag

Jessica Tighe

🚨HELP SAVE S/V Denis Sullivan🚨

The iconic ship on Milwaukee’s lakefront needs support. In the midst of the pandemic, she lost her captain and crew due to furloughs. A ship like this needs care to set sail in the future.

LINK TO HELP: www.bit.ly/35yIBrn

I jumped on board when the ship was still sailing to meet the crew, learn how it was built, and what its mission includes. See that story below and help if you can.

https://vimeo.com/290472251 Discovery World

milwaukeeindependent.com

Lakefront icon in jeopardy: S/V Denis Sullivan's sailing days could be over without maintenance | The Milwaukee Independent

Losing our captain and chief mate in addition to never bringing on the rest of the crew in 2020, as well as the loss of our $300,000 annual maintenence and operation budget, has the S/V Denis Sullivan going into the harsh Wisconsin winter without her caretakers.
We hope to be able to set sail again someday in the future, but that is currently uncertain.
If you can help us out in any way, from donations to helping spread the word, we greatly appreciate it.
Fair winds.

milwaukeeindependent.com Lakefront icon in jeopardy: S/V Denis Sullivan’s sailing days could be over without maintenance Posted by Staff | Nov 14, 2020 | Articles, COVID-19, Featured | The COVID-19 outbreak shut down the Sailing Vessel Denis Sullivan just weeks before its 20th season was scheduled to begin. With its progr...

Please help us to save the S/V Denis Sullivan so she might still be around to set sail again in the future!

We are in desperate need of donations to have the chance of her recieveing the maintenence and care she needs until whenever she might set sail again. Neglect is one of the worst things to happen to a wooden ship.

If you would like to help save Wisconsin's Flagship, please donate online at the link below or with a check by mail to the address below.

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/support-for-the-sv-denis-sullivan-wisconsins-tall-ship/tiffanykrihwan

Please be sure to write on the check "For the Denis Sullivan" so your donation will be properly allocated to the ship!

Discovery World LTD C/O Denis Sullivan Funds
500 North Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Thank you for your donations and we hope to see you aboard when we hopefully set sail again in the future!

Please help us to save the S/V Denis Sullivan so she might still be around to set sail again in the future!

We are in desperate need of donations to have the chance of her recieveing the maintenence and care she needs until whenever she might set sail again. Neglect is one of the worst things to happen to a wooden ship.

If you would like to help save Wisconsin's Flagship, please donate online at the link below or with a check by mail to the address below.

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/support-for-the-sv-denis-sullivan-wisconsins-tall-ship/tiffanykrihwan

Please be sure to write on the check "For the Denis Sullivan" so your donation will be properly allocated to the ship!

Discovery World LTD C/O Denis Sullivan Funds
500 North Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Thank you for your donations and we hope to see you aboard when we hopefully set sail again in the future!

I would like to sincerely thank everyone that emailed me, messaged me, commented or responded to me on my last Facebook post about being furloughed from the S/V Denis Sullivan. I found your words and comments so encouraging and kind. The idea of not being the Sullivan’s Captain and caretaker saddens me to my core. I have professionally and personally grown up on this vessel. She has taught me so much. I have watched my daughter grow up on her. I have fallen in love with Milwaukee and Wisconsin. I am so proud to be the Captain of Wisconsin’s Flagship. Especially when I have gotten to take her to my home town of Erie and she is docked next to Pennsylvania’s Flagship, the Brig Niagara. The idea of moving on to a different vessel is almost inconceivable to me.

If you can donate in these unbelievable times, I wish you would. Not so much for my personal benefit, although I am not going to lie I need a job just like everyone else, but the Sullivan needs to be cared for and maintained year round. Not just in the sailing season. The Chief mate is also getting furloughed and between just Jonny and I taking care of the Sullivan in the winter months, it's already a big job. I can’t image how she will be after our absence or for any new crew that may take over when she is to sail again.

The link to our GoFundme page under my team is below.

Or if you prefer to write a check we will happily accept those as well.
Please be sure to write on the check "For the Denis Sullivan."

Discovery World LTD C/O Denis Sullivan Funds
500 North Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Please keep in mind that just about every other ship and museum out there is in the same boat so I ask that you consider helping your educational non-profits and museums.
They say one out of three, or more, will not survive this pandemic without fundraising and support.

Much love Tiffany

Captain Tiffany J. Krihwan
Sr. Captain and Director of the
Sailing Vessel Denis Sullivan
Wisconsin’s Flagship

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/support-for-the-sv-denis-sullivan-wisconsins-tall-ship/tiffanykrihwan

The answer to today's Whatzit Wendesday is: COPPER BACKSPLASH

This personalized copper backsplash for the sink in our galley features the S/V Denis Sullivan, a compass rose, and our home waters: the Great Lakes.
It helps the water from our drying rack drain back into the sink and helps prevent rot in the wood behind the sink.

Whatzit Wednesday!
How well do you know the S/V Denis Sullivan? Do you know what this is?
Debate in the comments as much as you want, we will tell you what it is tomorrow and you can see how close you were!

It is Election Day, go vote!

Happy Halloween, from our skeleton crew aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan!

Food is getting scarce, but there are some juicy brains aboard!

Haunted Tall Ship will be back in 2021!

I would like to sincerely thank everyone that emailed me, messaged me, commented or responded to me on my last Facebook post about being furloughed from the S/V Denis Sullivan. I found your words and comments so encouraging and kind. The idea of not being the Sullivan’s Captain and caretaker saddens me to my core. I have professionally and personally grown up on this vessel. She has taught me so much. I have watched my daughter grow up on her. I have fallen in love with Milwaukee and Wisconsin. I am so proud to be the Captain of Wisconsin’s Flagship. Especially when I have gotten to take her to my home town of Erie and she is docked next to Pennsylvania’s Flagship, the Brig Niagara. The idea of moving on to a different vessel is almost inconceivable to me.

If you can donate in these unbelievable times, I wish you would. Not so much for my personal benefit, although I am not going to lie I need a job just like everyone else, but the Sullivan needs to be cared for and maintained year round. Not just in the sailing season. The Chief mate is also getting furloughed and between just Jonny and I taking care of the Sullivan in the winter months, it's already a big job. I can’t image how she will be after our absence or for any new crew that may take over when she is to sail again.

The link to our GoFundme page under my team is below.

Or if you prefer to write a check we will happily accept those as well.
Please be sure to write on the check "For the Denis Sullivan."

Discovery World LTD C/O Denis Sullivan Funds
500 North Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Please keep in mind that just about every other ship and museum out there is in the same boat so I ask that you consider helping your educational non-profits and museums.
They say one out of three, or more, will not survive this pandemic without fundraising and support.

Much love Tiffany

Captain Tiffany J. Krihwan
Sr. Captain and Director of the
Sailing Vessel Denis Sullivan
Wisconsin’s Flagship

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/support-for-the-sv-denis-sullivan-wisconsins-tall-ship/tiffanykrihwan

What is your best Halloween costume?

Be sure to show it off at Haunted Tall Ship 2021!

The answer to yesterday's Whatzit Wednesday is: GENERAL ALARM BELL IN MAIN HOLD

The general alarm system has an alarm bell in each compartment to alert crew and trainees of a fire, a person overboard, or another emergency onboard or nearby. How the alarm sounds tells us if it is a person overboard (3 long), fire (continuous), or some other emergency (varies). It is extremely loud and easily wakes most people, and can be heard anywhere onboard. Since we are a floating island while underway, we must respond to any emergencies rapidly.

Whatzit Wednesday!
How well do you know the S/V Denis Sullivan? Do you know what this is?
Debate in the comments as much as you want, we will tell you what it is tomorrow and you can see how close you were!

You never know what you might walk into when our ship surgeon is the carpenter...

Haunted Tall Ship will be back in 2021!

We have lost a few crew members to the zombies, but they remain in our hearts...

Haunted Tall Ship will be back in 2021!

What Haunted Ship theme do you prefer:
Zombie pandemic
Pirate attack
Alien invasion
Apocalypse
Or another?

Haunted Tall Ship returns in 2021!

Wish we could have you onboard this weekend for our Haunted Tall Ship event, but hopefully we will see you aboard in 2021 once we open again!

It is too late for some of our crew, but just maybe you can save yourself...
The only way you will know for sure is to come aboard and see for yourself.

Haunted Tall Ship returns in 2021!

How prepared are you for the tall ship takeover?

Haunted Tall Ship will be back in 2021!

You never know who else might be infected, wear your mask and check everyone onboard daily!

Haunted Tall Ship returns in 2021!

The answer to yesterday's Whatzit Wednesday is: BUNKS IN THE 5-MAN

We have 32 bunks onboard: 10 in the focsle for crew, 16 in the main hold for trainees, 5 in the 5-man off the galley for trainees, and the captain's cabin in the pilot house.
Each bunk has a curtain, light, mattress, pillow, you, and all your stuff! There is not much space onboard and loose gear causes tripping hazards on a moving ship or in the dark, so everything you bring needs to stay in your bunk with you.

Be sure to study the ship layout before you embark on your adventure! You don't want to accidentally end up in the feeding chamber while looking for your bunk!

Haunted Tall Ship will return in 2021!

Whatzit Wednesday!
How well do you know the S/V Denis Sullivan? Do you know what this is?
Debate in the comments as much as you want, we will tell you what it is tomorrow and you can see how close you were!

Our 'Haunted Ship' event has always been a huge hit, from zombies to pirates!
Come aboard in 2021 to see who may be hiding in the bunks belowdecks or what our ships surgeon may be chopping up in the galley!

We may have lost a crew member to the invading hordes, but the coffin will be thoroughly secured as it is sent to the bottom of the lake and hopefully the rest of our crew will survive!

Haunted Tall Ship returns in 2021!

Sometimes its best to hide from the zombies rather than fight, but be sure to have a slower friend with you to sacrifice first!

Haunted Tall Ship returns in 2021!

Don't go anywhere without your sword!
You never know who might be on deck, waiting to take your bounty!

Haunted Tall Ship will be back in 2021!

You can never be to careful with who you let onboard, luckily our guard is fairly good at his job!
There are only maybe 2 or 3 zombies below decks, but don't worry, we have it all under control! (once we find them...)

Haunted Tall Ship will return in 2021!

The answer to yesterday's Whatzit Wednesday is: POTABLE FRESH WATER TANK

This is specifically our main hold water tank. We have water tanks below the companionway ladders to our focsle, main hold, and galley holding a total of 850 gallons of potable water onboard. When we have the ship at full capacity, this amount of water will last us 10-14 days.

Help us protect our ship from pirates! Be sure to bring along your sword and practice your 'Arrgh's!

Haunted Tall Ship returns in 2021!

Mask Up MKE

We would love nothing more than to be back out sailing with our students and the public next year, but everyone needs to mask up in public so that can happen!
Wear your mask when going out, to protect others and show everyone you care to help slow the pandemic!
#MaskUpMKE

Check out our new MaskUpMKE animation donated by Michael DiMilo!

Keep your wits about you as you explore the pilot house laboratory or the galley turned morgue, just be careful not to accidentally climb down into the feeding chamber!

Haunted Tall Ship will be back in 2021!

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Tall Ships in Milwaukee (August 1st, 1998)
Stepping masts 2020
Belowdecks tour of the S/V Denis Sullivan
Stepping our mizzen mast
Stepping fore mast 2020
Take a sneak peak at our ship tour
Sneak peak of our ship tour
Jacuzzi time
Galley Life Aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan
Downbound Welland Canal 2019

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The S/V Denis Sullivan provides a hands-on introduction to field science with an emphasis on environmental issues, Great Lakes concerns and stewardship of our natural world
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