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2014 GLSHS Annual Meeting and Dinner

Edward L. Ryerson at the peak of color season, photo by Chris Winters

Dear Member, 

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society is pleased to announce that its 2014 Annual Meeting and dinner will take place on Friday, April 4, at the Walker Cisler Center on the grounds of Lake Superior State University. LSSU Campus and Parking Map PDFs are available for download. Click on the links below. The speaker this year will be long-time GLSHS board member Chris Winters. 

Mr. Winters is a lifelong student of Great Lakes maritime history. Currently the staff photographer at Discovery World museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he has been for twenty years the official-unofficial photographer of the world’s only replica of a three-masted Great Lakes cargo schooner, the S/V Denis Sullivan. Chris is a veteran shipwreck explorer, three-term board member of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society and an associate member of the International Shipmasters Association. His award-winning book of photographs Centennial: Steaming through the American Century, chronicling life aboard the century-old lake steamer St. Marys Challenger, was published in 2008. 

The event, to take place in the Superior Room, will begin at 5:00pm with cocktails, followed by dinner at 6:00pm and the Annual Meeting/Speaker at 7:00pm.  Many new and exciting things are happening at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum this year, and we will shed light on each project. Please join us this year! 

The cost of the 2014 Annual Dinner is $25.00 per person. Special lodging rates for GLSHS members are available at the Holiday Inn Express (800-632-3999), Ojibway Ramada Plaza Hotel (800-654-2929), Super 8 Hotel (906-632-6000) and the Soo Locks Lodge and Suites (906-635-5000). Simply mention that you are with the Shipwreck Society when setting up your reservation.  Please contact the Shipwreck Society offices (800-635-1742) to reserve your spot for this year’s Annual Meeting and dinner.   2014 Annual Meeting and Dinner Admission Tickets may also be purchased through our online Shipwreck Coast Museum Store.

Thank you, 

Bruce Lynn

Executive Director



LSSU Campus Map PDF

LSSU Parking Map

Stay at Whitefish Point this April/May 2014 and Receive a Reduced Rate in the Crew's Quarters...

Special Spring Rates in 2014 at the Crew's Quarters
Experience a special time of year at Whitefish Point and save money on your stay at the restored USCG Crew's Quarters. Starting April 1, 2014 and lasting through May 31, 2014, guests will pay only $125 per night to stay at Whitefish Point in the Crew's Quarters. Shipwreck Society members receive an additional $25 off, for a $100 per night stay. Please call 800-635-1742 for additional information. Join us and enjoy a stay at the Whitefish Point Light-Station!

Experience the Shallow Shipwrecks of Whitefish Bay and Lake Superior...by kayak!

Kayak the Shipwreck Coast! (Woods and Water EcoTour image)

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society and Woods and Water Eco Tours (woodswaterecotours.com) are teaming up to offer special kayaking tours along Lake Superior's Shipwreck Coast. Packages include a Shipwreck Museum visit and optional reduced rates in the restored USCG Crew's Quarters. Please call 906-635-1742 and ask for Bruce Lynn for additional information.