2014 GLSHS Annual Meeting and Dinner

Posted on October 22nd, 2014

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.… Read More...

Raised over $20,000 in 2014

Posted on October 20th, 2014

The Shipwreck Society is please to announce that the Annual Appeal raised $20,689 in private funding at the end of 2014. This figure is the highest the Shipwreck Society has ever seen from this effort!… Read More...

Awarded Two Grants

Posted on September 22nd, 2014
Awards Received from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs


The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society is very pleased to announce the receipt of two grant awards from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) for 2014.… Read More...

Voted “Best of the Lake”

Posted on August 25th, 2014
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is voted as “Best of the Lake” 2014 by Lake Superior Magazine Readers!

More than 1,200 voters from all over the United States and Canada cast their votes for what they considered to be the best Lake Superior views, waterfalls, family attractions, art gallery/museum, overnight stay and more.… Read More...

Program for Operational Support Award for 2014

Posted on June 15th, 2014
Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has supported the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum for many years through a series of cultural grant programs that are designed to promote appreciation of and education in the Fine Arts in Michigan.… Read More...

Summer Appeal Now Underway

Posted on June 11th, 2014

Shipwreck Society Members and Friends know that we instituted a second fundraising drive last year, conducted in the summer, focused on raising necessary funds for Capital Improvement Projects at the Whitefish Point Light Station.… Read More...

Annual Appeal

Posted on June 16th, 2013

Please consider our recent progress and accomplishments in 2013:

Moved the historic 1923 U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat House back on-site

Opened a temporary exhibit gallery, featuring Fitzgerald: Snapshots in Time for 2013


Expanded our Educational Outreach Program

Installed two generators to provide essential emergency power on-site

Considerably increased hours at sea for the R.V.…

Shipwreck Society Names New Site Manager

Posted on May 10th, 2013


The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, in preparing for another busy season at Whitefish Point this coming summer, has named Terry Begnoche as Site Manager for its campus at Whitefish Point.… Read More...

Shipwreck Society Names Operations Manager

Posted on May 10th, 2013

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society has named Bruce E. Lynn as Operations Manager for its campuses at both Whitefish Point and Sault Ste. Marie. Lynn will begin in April, preparing for the summer celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Whitefish Point Light, the oldest on Lake Superior.… Read More...

New Video Exhibits Open Nov 2011

Posted on November 5th, 2011

The Shipwreck Society is pleased to report that a 2010 Major Grant from Michigan Humanities Council was successfully concluded at the end of November, 2011. This funding has supported professional restoration of selected exhibit panels in the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Building, and also funded the addition of new exhibits.… Read More...

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