Posted on December 4th, 2018

A.A. Parker, Lost off Grand Marais, Michigan on September 19, 1903. All were saved by the U.S. Life-Saving Service.

Members and donors of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society know that this is the time of year to consider making a year-end, tax deductible contribution to the Shipwreck Society’s Operating Fund. This is our announcement to commence this fundraising effort for 2018.

Our most visible accomplishments this year include completion of the Motor Lifeboat House Deck; a safe crossing of Lake Superior by the courageous gentlemen of Stand Up for Great Lakes; and major restorative repairs to the Lightkeepers Quarters, the Arthur J. Ley memorial Watch Tower, and the familiar Oil House.

Our underwater research vessel David Boyd spent much time photographing images of the A.A. Parker, schooner Nelson, and the Cyprus. This summer’s underwater activity will greatly assist in the production of a series of new shipwreck documentaries.

While Operational Funding is the primary goal of the Annual Appeal, you may also consider making a gift to:

  • Shipwreck Documentary Production
  • Motor Lifeboat Restoration
  • New Sonar Equipment for the R.V. David Boyd
  • Underwater Research Activities
  • Development of Future Museum Exhibits and Educational Outreach

Please make an online donation to the Annual Appeal today.

We thank our members and donors who have been so instrumental in making the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society the fine organization is has become. Please feel free to contact Sean Ley, Development Officer, at 906-635-1742 with any questions!

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