Christine Billau

Strengthening Fleet of Research Vessels

Dr. Thomas Bridgeman, professor of ecology and director of the UToledo Lake Erie Center, helps Dee Talmage, chair of UToledo Women & Philanthropy, dedicate a new research vessel named in honor of Dave Spangler, a Lake Erie charter boat captain and water-quality advocate who died in 2020. At left, Spangler’s widow, Kathy Lerch, watches the christening of the 21-foot boat.

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