Daniel J. Morrell Memorial Event this Saturday, November 25, 2017
Join the Shipwreck Society and the Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum this Saturday, November 25 in Rogers City, as we remember the wreck of the steamer Daniel J. Morrell. The Morrell broke in half and sank in a fierce Lake Huron storm on November 29, 1966. Many of us will remember our friend and the sole survivor of this shipwreck, Dennis Hale, as he toured the Great Lakes extensively and helped us all to remember the story of his ship and his fellow crew members that perished in the tragedy.
Mr. Hale passed away on September 2, 2015. The memorial will be begin promptly at 1:00pm (duration: 1 hour), and the location for the event is The Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum, 367 N. Third St, Rogers City, Mi. 49779.
For more information, see www.gllmm.com
SHIPWRECK MUSEUM NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
We graciously thank all of our many museum visitors for coming to Whitefish Point in 2017! This has truly been one of most successful museum seasons the Shipwreck Society has ever seen, in terms of attendance, programs, underwater research, and financial stability. Members, you should receive a new edition of your Shipwreck Journal very soon.
We hope to see everyone next year, when the museum opens, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
What do you think about getting on a paddle board and paddling across Lake Superior?
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society is very proud to announce that the group, Stand Up For Great Lakes, has selected us to be their beneficiaries in 2018! The guys in Stand Up For Great Lakes put their bodies on the line and act…they don’t talk, they do.
Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society is looking for individuals to fill full-time or part-time retail sales associate positions at our Museum Store Gift Shop for the 2018 season, beginning May 1. The right candidates should possess:
- Customer Service experience
- Ability to work effectively with a team
- Accuracy and attention to details
- Computer aptitude
- Ability to work a flexible schedule
Willing to train right candidates. For an application please visit Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society at 400 West Portage Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, or call us at 906-635-1742.
No Drone Zone
For the safety and security of our patrons and property, The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point does not allow Drones. Take all the pictures and videos you want, but be sure to leave your drone at home or in your vehicle! Thank you for respecting our No Drone Zone policy.
2018 MCACA FUNDING
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs has awarded two grants to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society for the fiscal year 2017-2018.
The first award comes under MCACA’s Operational Support Program in the amount of $28,000 for Program Support, in the area of arts and humanities. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum has incorporated paintings, ship models, videos and artifacts with its museum exhibits for many years, using fine art to interpret history. Awards are based on performance as measured by how well our organization presents its programs to a large, diverse audience.
The second award is provided under MCACA’s Capital Improvement Program in the amount of $24,500 for Construction of a Boat Exhibit Display on the north end of our new Motor Lifeboat House. This will allow us to park our 36-foot USCG Motor Lifeboat outdoors for public viewing; to move it inside during the off-season months; and provide a new walkway along the woods directly to the restrooms in the new gift shop.
Donations are being accepted for this project; you may make your donation online at Historic Restoration at the Whitefish Point Light Station; by sending a check to our administrative office; or call Sean Ley, Development Officer, at 800-635-1742.
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.