The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

was founded in 1978 by a group of divers, teachers, and educators to commence exploration of historic shipwrecks in eastern Lake Superior, near Whitefish Point in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula.

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Museum Campus as viewed from the Whitefish Point Light Tower, showing Shipwreck Coast Museum Store, Crews Quarters, and  Lake Superior to the west

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!

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Sean Ley, Shipwreck Society Development Officer, holds the Superior Award, with HSM President Paul Keep in background.

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.

 

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Fitzgerald - Legend Lives On

NEW Book Release

The Legend Lives On S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald: Featuring rare archival material and exclusive underwater images by Bruce Lynn and Christopher Winters, The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society.

Order your book on-line here.

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2016 Funding Announced

New 2016 Funding Announced from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The Shipwreck Society is very pleased to announce receipt of two grant funding awards from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for its fiscal year 2016.

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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!

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Administrative: US Weather Bureau Building 400 W. Portage Avenue, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783 906-635-1742 Toll Free Phone: 800-635-1742
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum - Whitefish Point 18335 N. Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, MI 49768 888-492-3747 Contact Us