Awards and Accolades

Posted on May 13th, 2012


State History Award for Excellence in Communications, 2007
Historical Society of Michigan

GEMmy Award for Exceptional Travel Experience, 2006
Midwest Travel Writers Association

Best Tourism Attraction, 2005
Michigan’s COOL UP Summit

AAA Travel Treasure, 2005
Home & Away, AAA Magazine

Kenneth J. Shouldice Award, 2005
Lake Superior State University

Business of the Year, 2004
Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce

Certificate of Recognition, 2002
Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program
Michigan Department of History, Arts, and Libraries

Cultural Anchor Organization, 2001
Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
State of Michigan

Special Recognition Award, 2000
For Outstanding Contributions to the Michigan Economy
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Governor’s Cultural Organization Award, 1999
ArtServe Michigan

Charles Follo Award, 1997
The Historical Society of Michigan

Michigan Emmy Award, 1994
For Production of Fitzgerald
Keep Michigan Beautiful Award, 1993
State of Michigan

Outstanding Organization Award, 1991
U.S. Natural Resource Conservation & Development

Michigan Emmy Award and National Iris Award, 1988
For Production of Graveyard of the Great Lakes


Listed in USA Today as one of the top ten Lighthouse Attractions in the United States

Family Fun Magazine calls Shipwreck Museum, “One of the best small museums in America.”

National Geographic Magazine – Feature article in January, 1996 issue – “Requiem for the Edmund Fitzgerald” by Thomas L. Farnquist, Executive Director

Listed in Detroit Free Press as one of the top ten attractions in Michigan

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