Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses program…this Thursday!

Posted on September 3rd, 2019

Join the Shipwreck Society and Dianna Stampfler and discover a more mysterious side of Michigan’s maritime history. Where? Whitefish Point/Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Sept. 5, 2019-3pm book signing in Museum Store, 6:30pm program in Motor Lifeboat House.… Read More...


Posted on August 7th, 2019

The A.A. Parker found herself sinking in a heavy gale off Grand Marais, Michigan on September 19, 1903. Fortunately the U.S. Life Saving Service installation saw her distress signals, quickly rowed out to the vessel, and saved her entire crew of 18 men and two dogs just as her spar deck slipped beneath the waves.… Read More...

Special Program at the Shipwreck Museum-this Friday, July 26 6:30pm

Posted on July 24th, 2019

Join the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society for a special viewing of the Emmy Award winning video documentary, Stand Up for Great Lakes-Lake Superior Crossing. Corey Adkins, TV 9&10 Director of Photojournalism, will host this special viewing of his documentary, and will tell of the challenges and excitement surrounding the epic paddle-board crossing of Lake Superior last July…which took place under extremely unusual conditions on the big lake.… Read More...

Annual Meeting & Dinner May 18, 2019

Posted on March 26th, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Shipwreck Society will host its 41st Annual Meeting and Dinner held at the Whitefish Township Community Center in Paradise, Michigan.

Evening Schedule

5:00pm Drinks and Social Hour 6:00pm Dinner 7:00pm GLSHS Business Meeting Special Presentation & Keynote Speaker – Sarah Waters

The Whitefish Township Community Center is located at, 7052 M-123, Paradise, Michigan, 49768.… Read More...


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.… Read More...


Posted on October 26th, 2018

Members of the Shipwreck Society are familiar with the 1923 U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat House, and with our acquisition of USCG 38381, an original 36-foot Motor Lifeboat now under restoration at Mertaugh Boat Works in Hessel, Michigan.… Read More...


Posted on July 18th, 2018

The Shipwreck Society is pleased to announce to its members and visitors that the 2018 Summer Appeal has opened! This annual fundraiser is a campaign to support Historic Preservation and Capital Improvement work for the Society, where the year-end Annual Appeal is oriented to seeking contributions for operational funding.… Read More...

Frank Mays Presentation and Book signing – Friday, July 13, 14 and 15, 2018

Posted on July 12th, 2018

Frank Mays, survivor of the tragic 1958 sinking of the Carl D. Bradley will sign his book, If We Make It ’till Daylight at the Shipwreck Coast Museum Store, Whitefish Point.

Frank is today the only living survivor of a major Great Lakes Shipwreck and is one of the most fascinating people the Shipwreck Society has ever known.  His shipwreck is well-detailed in his book, and he invites questions from visitors.  A genuine survivor in the most literal sense of the word, Frank credits a positive attitude among many things that keep him going.… Read More...

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