$10 million gift launches plans for new UWM research vessel

An anonymous donation of $10 million was made to put towards a new UWM research vessel, the ‘Maggi Sue’. The Neeskay, the current research vessel at the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, is a converted Army T-boat that is 71 ft long and 65 years old. This new vessel will be 120 ft in length and will allow more avenues of research.

“The Maggi Sue will give us the means to gain a clear and up-close picture of the challenges facing the Great Lakes and help us go further in generating solutions to these problems. I am so thankful to this donor for taking the lead role in seeing this vessel become a reality.”

–Val Klump, Dean of UWM School of Freshwater Sciences

Read more about UWM’s plans for the ‘Maggi Sue’.