In August 2016, SML's wonderful community of alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and supporters returned to Appledore Island for a weekend-long 50th Anniversary Celebration. "Celebrate 50 Weekend" on Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 21, was full of storytelling, delicious meals, island adventures, and many new memories to kick-off the next 50 years, and beyond here at Shoals Marine Laboratory! Over 130 people traveled aboard SML and UNH research vessels to spend the day or overnight. We could not have asked for a better weekend! Thank you to all who made the trip!