Annual Appeal 2020

Posted on December 11th, 2020

The Shipwreck Society is pleased to announce that the 2020 Annual Appeal has begun!

The Annual Appeal is intended to focus on Operational Funding; but, we offer you the opportunity to designate your donation for a present specific project as well.… Read More...

45th Anniversary Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Event to be virtual in 2020

Posted on October 26th, 2020
Shipwreck Museum’s 45th Anniversary Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Event to be virtual in 2020

In accordance with the Governor’s executive order related to social gatherings amidst the pandemic, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum’s annual Edmund Fitzgerald memorial will be closed to the public this year. 

However,  the event scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2020 (7pm), will be available online via live-stream access for all to view.… Read More...

Terry Pepper (1948-2019), A True Friend of the Shipwreck Society

Posted on February 27th, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Terry Pepper, former Executive Director of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keeper’s Association and a truly nice person. Terry was always willing to help us at the Shipwreck Museum, and made major contributions to our collective understanding of Great Lakes’ lighthouses, even going as far as to allow us to use his detailed Whitefish Point Light-Station research to aid our staff in their understanding of our own lighthouse.… Read More...


Posted on November 15th, 2017

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.… Read More...

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