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.
Please enjoy the accompanying images here, which were taken on June 22, 2018 by the R.V. David Boyd in the debris fields of the Cyprus (lost 1907) and the schooner Nelson (lost 1899) deep in the waters of Lake Superior.
All contributions to the Shipwreck Society are tax deductible as we are a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization. To make a donation, please Donate Online or call us at 800-635-1742. Please call Sean Ley, Development Officer, at 906-635-1742 with any questions. Many thanks!