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...

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...

2019 Employment Opportunities at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Posted on December 12th, 2018

Full-Time and Part-Time Seasonal Positions available

• RETAIL SALES CLERK • HISTORICAL INTERPRETER • HOUSEKEEPING • MUSEUM CUSTODIAN

Location: Whitefish Point, MI (11 miles north of Paradise, MI) Season: April/May through October/November 2019

Shipwreck Museum Contact: Bruce Lynn, Executive Director: Blynn@shipwreckmuseum.com or 800-635-1742

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, located at Historic Whitefish Point in Michigan’s scenic Eastern Upper Peninsula, is home to the oldest operating Lighthouse on Lake Superior.… Read More...

ANNUAL APPEAL 2018

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...

Special Thanks to Stand Up for Great Lakes!

Posted on November 15th, 2018

On November 10, 2018, the Stand Up for Great Lakes team of Kwin Morris, Jeff Guy and Joe Lorenz, joined Shipwreck Museum staff and Board Members for a small presentation in the 1923 Motor Lifeboat House, at Whitefish Point.… Read More...

MOTOR LIFEBOAT HOUSE EXHIBITION DECK COMPLETED

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...

Discovering the steamship Alice E. Wilds

Posted on August 24th, 2018

 

On Thursday, August 30, 2018 (6:30pm-location: Shipwreck Museum Motor Lifeboat House, Whitefish Point), Captain Jitka Hanakova of Shipwreck Explorers and internationally recognized underwater photographer, Becky Kagan Schott, will speak on the shipwreck of the Alice E.… Read More...

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