Shipwreck Society Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner: June 10, 2017

Posted on May 9th, 2017

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society will host its 39th Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner on June 10, to take place at the Whitefish Township Community Center (Paradise, MI). The social hour is scheduled to begin at 5:00pm, while dinner will begin promptly at 6:00pm and the GLSHS Business Meeting at 7:00pm. Purchase Ticket

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Photo of Paul LaMarre III (on left) and his father, Paul LaMarre Jr. photo by Chris Winters

Our featured speaker, Paul LaMarre III, is scheduled to begin immediately following the Business meeting. Mr. LaMarre will talk about his “Life on the Lakes” and his efforts to preserve Great Lakes heritage past, present and future while serving as the Port Director of the Port of Monroe, MI while continuing to preserve the museum ship, Col. James M. Schoonmaker, which he is lauded for saving from the scrapyard. The Schoonmaker is now the centerpiece of the National Museum of the Great Lakes which LaMarre conceptualized. He hails from a family with strong connections to Great Lakes history, and his father Paul LaMarre Jr., is a renowned Great Lakes maritime artist. We are very excited to welcome Paul to our annual meeting, and we know that you will enjoy his presentation.

The business meeting will include the introduction of and corresponding vote to approve our slate of new and returning GLSHS Directors, and below you will find the resumes of the three prospective candidates:

DAVID STEELE – Resume
PAUL C. LAMARRE III – Resume
GORD LACO – Resume


The cost to attend is $25 per person, which covers dinner, drinks and admission. Please RSVP by calling 906-635-1742 and asking for Sean Ley, GLSHS Development Officer, or Amy Casselman, GLSHS Office Administrator or purchase your ticket online Purchase Ticket. Watch our website and Facebook page for more updates as we get closer to June 10, and we sincerely hope that you will join us in Paradise, Michigan on June 10!

Thanks you, and please call 906-635-1742 for additional information.

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