Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

  • Sault Sainte Marie, MI
  • www.shipwreckmuseum.com

Mission Statement

THE MISSION OF THE GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO:

PRESERVE LIGHTS AND STATIONS WHICH WARNED MARINERS OF THE DANGERS INHERENT;

HONOR THOSE WHO WERE ABOARD AND WHO BRAVELY ATTEMPTED RESCUE; AND

DISCOVER, DOCUMENT AND INTERPRET VESSELS WHICH INSTEAD TOOK THE DEEP.

Main Programs

  1. GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK MUSEUM
  2. HISTORIC US WEATHER BUREAU BUILDING, LOCKS PARK
Service Areas

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PROGRAM SITES ARE LOCATED IN MICHIGAN'S UPPER PENINSULA AT WHITEFISH POINT AND LOCKS PARK, SAULT SAINTE MARIE. US NATIONAL AUDIENCE WITH EMPHASIS ON VISITORS FROM MIDWESTERN AND SOUTHERN UNITED STATES. SITES ARE OPEN 7 DAYS PER WEEK, 10 AM TO 6 PM, ANNUALLY, MAY 1 TO OCTOBER 31.

ruling year

1978

Executive Director since 2011

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Mr. Bruce E. Lynn

Development Officer since 1996

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Mr. Sean A. Ley

Keywords

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Also Known As

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

EIN

38-2198482

 Number

3173895654

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs

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Program 1

GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK MUSEUM

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Program 2

HISTORIC US WEATHER BUREAU BUILDING, LOCKS PARK

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National

PROGRAM SITES ARE LOCATED IN MICHIGAN'S UPPER PENINSULA AT WHITEFISH POINT AND LOCKS PARK, SAULT SAINTE MARIE. US NATIONAL AUDIENCE WITH EMPHASIS ON VISITORS FROM MIDWESTERN AND SOUTHERN UNITED STATES. SITES ARE OPEN 7 DAYS PER WEEK, 10 AM TO 6 PM, ANNUALLY, MAY 1 TO OCTOBER 31.

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GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK HISTORICAL SO
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Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

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Executive Director

Mr. Bruce E. Lynn

Development Officer

Mr. Sean A. Ley

BIO

A.B. The Ohio State University, History and Criminal Justice,1994. M.S. Eastern Michigan University, Historic Preservation, 1998.

US Army, 3rd Infantry, 7th Cavalary, E/W German Border Patrol 1985-1987.

Formerly museum administrator at Sloan Museum, Flint, Michigan; and Mackinac State Historic Parks, Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island, Michigan.







Governance

BOARD CHAIR

William McLeod

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