Inland Seas

photo by Debra Kneal
The schooner Inland Seas is a project of the Inland Seas Education Association.
Charles W. Wittholz, Designer
Woodin & Marean, Inc., Consulting Architects
Treworgy Yachts, Inc., Builder, 1994
Lgth over Spars 80'
LOA 61'6"
LWL 53'
Beam 17'
Draft 7'
Sail Area 1739 sq. ft.
Displacement 40 tons
Gross Tonnage 41 tons
Main Mast Height 66'
Auxiliary Power John Deere 130hp diesel
Hull Material Steel

Inland Seas is a floating classroom outfitted with the latest scientific equipment to enable students to study the Great Lakes ecosystem. The schooner is equipped with state of the art navigational equipment including Radar, LORAN, and Global Positioning System.

The Schoolship program for Schools

Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a floating classroom where people of all ages can gain first-hand training and experience in the Great Lakes ecosystem. The knowledge gained through these experiences wil provide the leadership, understanding and commitment needed for the long-term stewardship of the Great Lakes.

ISEA was established in 1989 to provide aquatic science, environmental awareness and sail training classes for learners of all ages. Classes are conducted aboard tall ships to complement traditional classroom studies in ecology, history, geography, geology, biology, chemistry and meteorology. Students learn through hands on experiences. Over 25,000 students have already participated in ISEA's shipboard programs which are taught by one-hundred-fifty trained volunteer instructors and ISEA's professional staff. Members and friends support ISEA's mission of Great Lakes education with financial contributions and by volunteering as instructors, organizers, fund-raisers and office helpers. If you want to help support ISEA's mission, please consider becoming a member, volunteering your time or contributing resources, financial or material. For information on membership and educational programs, contact:

Check out Inland Seas  site at

Inland Seas Education Association
P.O. Box 218
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
(231) 271-3077


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