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A Great Lakes Maritime Academy cadet serves patrons of the first GLMA Captain's Dinner
GLMA Captain's Dinner attendees tour the T/S State of Michigan

A demonstration of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy's state-of-the-art ship simulator

A scene from the first GLMA Captain's Dinner

GLMA Captain's Dinner, March 1, 2019

Thank you for your interest in the fourth annual Great Lakes Maritime Academy Captain's Dinner. Proceeds from the dinner benefit the following cadet organizations:

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About The Event

The event includes:

Homemade bread compliments of GLCI

Carrot and Sweet Potato soup

Dressed Greek Salad

Black Bean Cakes with Cilantro Cream Sauce

Chicken Paprikash

Risotto with Mushrooms

Steamed Broccoli with Olive Oil & Lemon

Apple Cake

Homemade ice vanilla ice cream compliments of GLCI

  • Dining with picturesque views of Grand Traverse Bay in Lobdell's: A Teaching Restaurant. Choose to sponsor a table or purchase tickets for festival seating.
  • Full cash bar.
  • Exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Training Ship State of Michigan.
  • Guided tour of the Academy, state of the art deck and engineering simulators and lab spaces.
  • An opportunity to bid on maritime and locally themed silent auction items.

Please reserve your seats early as this dinner does sell out. If you are unable to attend the dinner, but would like to support the cadet organizations, please use this form, call (231) 995-1209 and mention the Captain's Dinner, or mail your contribution to:

Great Lakes Maritime Academy
Attention: GLMA Captain's Dinner donation
1701 East Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49686

Thank you for your support!

For more information contact the Judy Druskovich at (231) 995-1209.

Hotels with discounted rates:

Bayshore Resort - $89/night plus tax. State you are attending "Captain's Dinner". 231-935-4400

West Bay Beach - $109.95 plus tax. Indicate you are visiting "Great Lakes Maritime Academy. 231-947-3700.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!!

Grand River Logo


Great Lakes Maritime Academy Alumni Association

The Berkstresser and Gould families



Sneak peeks - previous Captain's Dinner articles

Out to see food: All aboard for the Captain's Dinner

March 29, 2015

Maritime Academy cadets host Captain's Dinner and Ship Tour

March 16, 2014