Join us for the final presentation of our 2021 fall lecture series. Offered as a hybrid event, participants can choose when registering to take part in person at the museum or online via Zoom with an option to purchase the book for either participation preference.
The desolate shoreline between Whitefish Point and Pictured Rocks has, in modern times, come to be known as Lake Superior’s Shipwreck Coast. Approximately 200 wrecks have occurred along its sandy beaches. By the late 1840s, the first lighthouse was built at Whitefish Point. While this first stone tower certainly helped to guide ship traffic, its lighthouse keepers were not usually in a position to rescue a sinking ship’s passengers or crew. By the mid-1870s, the first United States Life-Saving Stations were being constructed in this area, with the mission to watch for, and assist mariners in distress.
Join us in welcoming our presenter, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Executive Director Bruce Lynn, and discover the stories of the “Storm Warriors’, or Surfmen, as they came to be known, to shed light on a little-known chapter of Great Lakes maritime history.
This lecture and is free, but registration is required. Donations are always happily accepted.
Sign up online or call 419.214.5000 ext. 200.