The first annual Captain's Dinner & Ship Tour

Wes Clanton and Melissa Gooch are cadets at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy.

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City is known across the country as a top-notch training facility for the shipping industry.

A new fundraiser put together by the cadets is hoping to make a big "splash" next month. This is the first ever Captain's Dinner & Ship Tour event, put on by the Women on the Water, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Great Lakes Maritime Academy Sailing Team.

The fundraiser is a gourmet pasta dinner prepared under the supervision of the Great Lakes culinary institute chefs and a tour of the Training Ship State of Michigan and the ship training simulator.

Tickets are $50 and the fundraiser is April 12. To be a part of it all, just visit the GLMA website.