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...


Posted on July 18th, 2019

Photo Courtesy of the Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection, University of Detroit Mercy

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society (GLSHS), a leader in the field of underwater exploration and shipwreck documentation on the Upper Great Lakes, recently discovered the wreckage of the composite steamer S.R.… 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...

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 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...


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...

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