Happy New Year from Whitefish Point and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society!
We are working hard to get ready for the 2017 season at the Shipwreck Museum and hope that each of you will visit us this year. We’ll open the museum on Monday, May 1, 2017 and close on Tuesday, October 31. Of course, we’ll host our annual Edmund Fitzgerald memorial ceremony on November 10, and we’ll also host Frank Mays, the only living survivor from the 1958 sinking of the Carl D. Bradley, on July 14-15-16, 2017. For those runners/walkers out there, we’ll feature our 7th Annual Whitefish Point: Run for the Light on Saturday, October 14.
For our membership (it’s easy to join…see Become a Member), our GLSHS Annual Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2017, to take place in Paradise, Michigan. Be sure to check-in here on the Shipwreck Society website for updates and more information as the year progresses, and for an amazing aerial glimpse of Whitefish Point during warmer conditions, have a look at the following video (compliments of Corey Adkins, TV 9&10 Director of Photojournalism)
ANNUAL APPEAL 2016 BEGINS THIS WEEK
The Shipwreck Society is pleased to announce that the 2016 Annual Appeal commences during the second week of December, 2016. This effort is focused on requesting operational funds for the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, to complement contributed income at holiday gift-giving time. Members will soon receive a letter and donation envelope in their US mail, as well as an e-mail reminder.
The Shipwreck Society is a 501 c (3) organization, meaning that all contributions are tax-deductible as provided by IRS code. Further, contributions made to affect the 2016 tax year must be made by the last day of the year.
To make a contribution, please simply click here. Your gift is very important to help sustain the many programs of the Shipwreck Society, as well as to preserve the historic Whitefish Point Light Station and U.S. Weather Bureau Building in Locks Park. Please call Sean Ley, Development Officer, at 906-635-1742 with questions – and thank you!
Shipwreck Society Receives Superior Award from Historical Society of Michigan
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society has received the coveted Superior Award from the Historical Society of Michigan. The award was presented at the Upper Peninsula History Conference in Munising, Michigan on Saturday, June 25, 2016.
Digital Presentation Equipment Installed
Thanks to funding from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the historic 1923 USCG Motor Lifeboat House now has professional, digital presentation equipment for its use as a video theatre and presentation facility beginning in the 2016 season. We thank MCACA for this funding!