H2Oh! Making Waves 2016 Auction Items

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is pleased to host our annual fundraiser H2Oh! Making Waves.  Part of this event will include a live auction.  We understand that many people cannot attend the event, but might be interested in some of the items available.  This year we are offering the opportunity for you to call in and register a maximum bid with our staff.  We will then bid for you during the auction.  If the winning bid is lower than your maximum bid, you will only pay the lower price.  Please call us at 419-214-5000 x 200 by Friday, October 14 at 5:00 pm to register your name, the item you wish to bid on, your maximum bid, and a form of payment.  (Please note you will be responsible for arranging delivery of the item).

Meteor Chadburn

meteor-chadburnChadburn from the whaleback Meteor.  The Meteor is the last surviving whaleback on the Great Lakes.  She was built as the Frank Rockefeller in 1896, and exists today as a museum ship in Superior, WI.  The face lights up.

Minimum Bid: $1100


Ship’s Lights

A set of three ship’s position lights.  Red (port), white (bow or masthead), and green (starboard).  Wm. Harvie & Co. specialized in the manufacture of ships’ lights in Glasgow Scotland from 1888 until about 1935.

Minimum Bid: $500


Golf at Inverness


Golf and lunch package for three to play with Inverness Club member Joel Jerger during the 2017 golf season.  The historic Donald Ross designed course opened in 1919 and has hosted nine championships including four US Opens and two PGA Championships.

Minimum Bid: $300

Chelsea Ship’s Bell Clock

Chelsea Ship’s Bell Clock that was used as office decor for the Lake Carriers Association.  Brass frame with an 8 1/2″ diameter face.  The total size is 10 5/8″ diameter and 4″ deep.  You can learn more about the distinct chime pattern for this clock here.  This clock will come with a gift certificate from Suburban Clock for cleaning and repair.

Minimum Bid: $750


Tug Roger Wheel

Brass wheel from the tug Roger.    Built as the Conrad Starke in 1913, she was renamed Roger in 1946 and worked on the Lakes until 1roger-wheel973.

Minimum Bid: $500


Original Paul LaMarre, Jr. Painting

matherGreat Lakes artist Paul LaMarre, Jr. will create a ship portrait of any post-1900 cargo vessel or tugboat steaming across a lake especially for you.  You will work with Mr. LaMarre to select the boat you would like and will end up with a one-of-a-kind creation for your own collection.  (The image depicted here is indicative of the style of Mr. LaMarre’s work and is not the painting you are purchasing.)

Minimum Bid: $1500