2018 Summer Appeal

$25.00$1,000.00

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.

In 2018, we are asking for donations for these projects:

Motor Lifeboat House Exhibit Deck

Motor Lifeboat Restoration

New Sensing/Sonar Equipment for R.V. David Boyd

Underwater Research Activities

Development of Future Museum Exhibits and Educational Outreach

A Capital Improvement Grant Award has been received to support the Motor Lifeboat House Exhibit Deck from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. This important project has already begun, and we are expecting the deck to be completed before the end of September, 2018. Your contribution helps to provide matching funds for this generous grant from the State, which always requires a 1:1 cash match.

 

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Description

This is one of two appeals conducted each year by the Society, to ask our members and friends for contributions related to Capital Improvement work at the Shipwreck Museum site, Whitefish Point Light Station, Whitefish Point, Michigan. The site has been on the National Register of Historic Sites since 1973.

Projects that need funding in 2017 include:

  • Motor Lifeboat House Boat Exhibit Deck Construction
  • Motor Lifeboat Historic Restoration
  • Lightkeepers Quarters Exterior Restoration
  • White Shoal Fresnel Lens Rotational Bearing
  • Underwater Research Activities

Please be aware that this request comes in addition to the 2017 Annual Appeal which will launch this coming November.   Summer Appeal gifts for operational purposes are also welcome.

Additional information

Denomination

$25, $50, $75, $100, $150, $200, $250, $500, $1000