Great Lakes/Great Rivers - 2019 Fall Meeting

Starts:  Oct 9, 2019 6:00 PM (CT)
Ends:  Oct 10, 2019 4:00 PM (CT)
Section meeting including technical presentations and tours of the SS BADGER and USS COBIA. Includes ice breaker reception on Wednesday and breakfast and lunch on Thursday.

The meeting will be held at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, WI and will include  tours of the SS Badger and USS Cobia! 
Event Location
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
75 Maritime Drive
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Baymont Inn & Suites
101 Maritime Drive
Manitowoc, WI 54220

Reservations can be made directly with the hotel over the phone.
The special room rates are $89.00/night.  Be sure to mention the Great Lakes & Great Rivers Fall Meeting to receive the discounted rate!
Meeting Schedule:
Wednesday, October 9
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Reception with hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres
Thursday, October 10
7:30 am - 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:30 am: Registration               
8:30 am - 8:45 am: Business Meeting      
8:45 am - 12:00 pm: Technical Presentations
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch                        
(including short presentation on the historic freshwater submarines built in Manitowoc, WI during WWII)
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  Tours of the SS Badger and USS Cobia


  • David Lee, Senior Account Manager, New Sales, ABB, will present on the Maid of the Mist electric ferry.
  • Sylvain Robitaille, Regional Manager at SCHOTTEL, will present on their new Y-Hybrid thruster technology which connects a port and starboard mounted azimuth thruster in a vessel making it possible to drive two thrusters with one main engine.
  • Cathy Green, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, will present on Wisconsin's rich maritime heritage.  Using the Wisconsin Maritime Museum's collections of artifacts, archives and historic vessels, Cathy will discuss how Great Lakes vessels evolved and how Wisconsin fits into that narrative.
  • Mike Mroz, Sales & Marketing Manager for Moran Iron Works, and a representative from Pictured Rock Kayaking, will present on Moran Iron Works' recent maritime build projects including a Mackinac Island Ferry and a kayak tour boat.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Professional Engineers may be eligible to receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attendance during the technical presentations (depending on their state board's requirements). Certificates of attendance will be made available on request. 
Our Section meetings are truly made possible by the generous support of our corporate sponsors. If your group would like to help sponsor this or any future meeting, please contact:
Travis Martin, Meetings Chair
All Sponsors will be highlighted by having their names prominently displayed during the meeting, and they will be verbally recognized at the start of the meeting and at lunch.
Leadership in your SNAME Section
We're always looking for members to get involved on the Executive Committee. 
Anyone interested can contact Rich 
and we would be happy to plug you in!

Early Registration (before 9/27)
$95 - SNAME Member
$120 - Non-member 
$30 - Students 
$30 - Retired Member
$30 - Guests (must be accompanied by a registered member)

Late Registration (after 9/27)
$105 - SNAME Member 
$130 - Non-member 
$40 - Students 
$40 - Retired member
$40 - Guests (must be accompanied by a registered member)

**Financial Support available for students


Wisconsin Maritime Museum
75 Maritime Drive
Manitowoc, WI 54220

Pricing Information

Registration Early Bird Regular
Students $30.00 $40.00
Member $95.00 $105.00
Non-member $120.00 $130.00
Guest $30.00 $40.00
Retired Member $30.00 $40.00
Student - Non-Member $30.00 $40.00


Travis Martin