Current Press Releases and Image Files

This section of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society's web site is intended for use by commercial media enterprises and private publications.  Current press releases and our most popular promotional images will reside on this page, available for public download.  We ask that any reproduction of images simply use the language "Courtesy Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society" in an appropriate location.

Edmund Fitzgerald Media Kit Movie

When photo credit is noted on individual image/video, please use that photo/video credit.

All images are Copyright GLSHS.

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For questions, or to request additional images by e-mail, please contact the Shipwreck Society office toll-free at 800-635-1742.

 

Video: Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Edmund Fitzgerald Media Kit Movie

Image: Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Credit Photo: Image courtesy of Roger LeLievre.

The Fitzgerald in the full glory of her illustrious career.

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Image: Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Credit Photo: Image courtesy of Roger LeLievre.

Stern shot of the Fitzgerald taken in the St. Marys River not long before her loss.

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Image: Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Credit Photo: Image courtesy of Robert Campbell.

Downbound in the St Marys River near Nine Mile Point, this is perhaps the most popular image of this famous ship.

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Image: Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Credit Photo: The collection of Captain William A. Hoey III.

Black and white image, taken when she still burned coal, and before her bow thruster was added.

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Image: Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Credit Photo: Howard Weis photo, from the collection of Doris Sampson.

Traveling at full steam.

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Image: Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Credit Photo: The collection of William Worden.

The Fitz among heavy vessel traffic in the lower Detroit River.

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Image: Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Credit Photo: Image courtesy of the Great Lakes Historical Society.

This image was taken during her maiden voyage; notice the early paint scheme, that was changed later on.

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Image: Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Image of the Fitzgerald bell at the moment she arose from 20 years in the depths. Taken on July 4, 1995, by photographer Al Kamuda, courtesy of Detroit Free Press.

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Image: Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Diver Bruce Fuoco making the final cutting of the Fitz' original bell stanchions (called a belfry) on July 4, 1995. He is wearing the NewtSuit.

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Image: Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Caption: Ransom E. Cundy, Watchman.

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Image: Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Caption: Bruce L. Hudson and Mark A. Thomas, deckhands.

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Image: Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Caption: Frederick J. Beetcher, Porter.

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Image: Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Caption: Oliver J. Champeau, Third Assistant Engineer.

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Image: Steamer Michipicoten Passing Shipwreck Museum Campus

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This is a view of the canadian steamer Michipicoten upbound from Whitefish Bay into Lake Superior, as she passes the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Campus.  Photo by Chris Winters, Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

GLSHS Museum Photographer Chris Winters.

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Here is the Shipwreck Museum building as it appears on a typical summer day, with many happy visitors.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

GLSHS Museum Photographer Chris Winters.

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The original bell of the Edmund Fitzgerald as it appears in the Shipwreck Museum gallery today.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

GLSHS Museum Photographer Chris Winters.

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The second-order Fresnel Lens in the Shipwreck Museum gallery. This lens was removed from the White Shoal light in Lake Michigan in 1982 and is on loan from the U.S. Coast Guard. It had illuminated upper Lake Michigan since 1910.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

GLSHS Museum Photographer Chris Winters.

To download an image, simply right-click on its file name and save it to your hard drive.

A group from one of the many student tours visiting the Shipwreck Museum and Whitefish Point Light Station.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

GLSHS Museum Photographer Chris Winters.

To download an image, simply right-click on its file name and save it to your hard drive.

The Whitefish Point Lighthouse, constructed in 1861. Note the tourists on a "Tower Climb." This is the oldest lighthouse on Lake Superior, continuously in full U.S. Coast Guard Commission since it was built, and a primary Aid to Navigation on the 2015 Light List.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

GLSHS Museum Photographer Chris Winters.

To download an image, simply right-click on its file name and save it to your hard drive.

Image of the Shipwreck Museum campus at the close of a summer day.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

GLSHS Museum Photographer Chris Winters.

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One of Chris Winters' most popular images of the site, note the passing ship (Canadian freighter Michipicoten) on the lake.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

GLSHS Museum Photographer Chris Winters.

To download an image, simply right-click on its file name and save it to your hard drive.

Hand-constructed replica Beebe-McClellan 25-foot pulling Surfboat in the Surfboat House exhibit, included on each museum tour.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

GLSHS Museum Photographer Chris Winters.

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Gallery exhibit created at the conclusion of the 2008 underwater research project, of five key shipwrecks in Whitefish Bay, funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Funding was secured by Sean Ley, Development Officer of the Shipwreck Society. The purpose of this project was to demonstrate how Michigan shipwrecks could be documented, through technical diving, digital imaging, site plans, publication of a book, and this exhibition. The book "Ghosts of the Shipwreck Coast" is available from our Shipwreck Coast Museum Store.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Crews Quarter.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Crews Quarter.

GLSHS Museum Photographer Chris Winters.

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Historic 1923 Crews Quarters building at Whitefish Point, now available for public overnight visits.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Crews Quarter.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Crews Quarter.

GLSHS Museum Photographer Chris Winters.

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Interior of a guest bedroom in the Crews Quarters Building at Whitefish Point. Rooms are available to the general public from April 25 to November 10; visit www.shipwreckmuseum.com and click on the "Crews Quarters" icon at the left.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Crews Quarter.

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Image: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Crews Quarter.

GLSHS Museum Photographer Chris Winters.

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The living room of the Crews Quarters building.

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Image: Interior View of Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Interior view of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, showing the large 2nd order Fresnel Lens from the White Shoal Lighthouse in Lake Michigan, and the bell of the steamer Edmund Fitzgerald.  Photo by Tom Farnquist, Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society.

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Image: Sunrise at Whitefish Point

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This dramatic scene was captured on an early summer morning by museum photographer Chris Winters.

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Image: Panorama of Museum Campus at Sunset

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Museum photographer Chris Winters has captured a special mood, showing several campus buildings, just before sunset.

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Shipwreck Nelson

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Side-scan sonar imagery showing the Nelson as she rests in over 200 feet of cold Lake Superior water

SHIPWRECK SOCIETY DISCOVERS 148 YEAR OLD THREE MASTED SCHOONER OFF LAKE SUPERIOR’S SOUTHERN COASTLINE

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society (GLSHS), a leader in the field of underwater exploration and shipwreck documentation on the Upper Great Lakes, recently discovered the wreckage of the 199’ schooner Nelson. The vessel sank near Grand Marais, Michigan, in May 1899. Nelson, a large three masted schooner built in 1866, rests in over 200’ of water and is amazingly intact, despite laying on the bottom of Lake Superior for 115 years after foundering in heavy weather.

We ask that any reproduction of images simply use the language "Courtesy Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society" in an appropriate location.

Nelson Press Release

Nelson Sonar Image

Nelson Name Board

Nelson Deadeyes

Nelson Wheel

Nelson Masts

Nelson Video Deadeyes

Nelson Video Anchor

Nelson Video Name Board

Nelson Video Rudder

Nelson Video Stove

Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society Official Logo

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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Official Logo

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Shipwreck Museum Brochure

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Shipwreck Museum Brochure
Click on the link below to download a PDF version of our Shipwreck Museum brochure.

Shipwreck Museum Brochure 2015