The Marine Historical Society of Detroit, a non-profit organization founded in 1944, provides a focal point for individuals and organizations interested in and concerned with the history of the Great Lakes and its maritime heritage.
Membership includes the Society's monthly publication The Detroit Marine Historian, which offers a variety of articles exploring aspects of Great Lakes shipping past and present. Features include Great Lakes Ships to be Remembered, a look at Marine News from 100 Years Ago, and The Log, a digest of current news concerning Great Lakes shipping.
Membership also includes an annual, full-color calendar featuring superb photographs of Great Lakes ships of the past.
In keeping with the Society's objective to further interest and preservation of Great Lakes history, we have published several quality books, including three volumes of Great Lakes Ships We Remember, two volumes of Ahoy & Farewell and GLEW, an illustrated history of the Great Lakes Engineering Works shipyard. Many of the photographs used in these publications are rare and are not available elsewhere.
In keeping with the Society's objective to further interest and preservation of Great Lakes history, we have also provided financial support to worthy projects around the Great Lakes, among them the Lightship Huron Museum, the Col. James M. Schoonmaker and the William G. Mather museum ships, the Great Lakes Maritime Institute's William Clay Ford pilothouse and Edmund Fitzgerald anchor raising projects. The society has also given scholarship support to The Great Lakes Maritime Academy at Traverse City. Our archival collection has been donated to The Historical Collections of the Great Lakes at Bowling Green, Ohio, where it is available to researchers and historians.
MHSD has members in the United States, Canada and around the world. We would be pleased to have you join us.
The Marine Historical Society of Detroit 2013 Annual Dinner and Program
Saturday, May 3, 2014
River Crab / Blue Water Inn
1337 North River Road
St. Clair, Michigan 48079
Pre-dinner reception at 5 p.m. Buffet dinner at 6 p.m.
Cost: $45 (U.S.) per person. Tickets will not be mailed out - names will be on a guest list at the door.
Hotel: The Blue Water Inn, next to the River Crab, has reserved a limited number of rooms for our group at a special rate.
Phone (810) 329-2261.
Program: We are pleased to present John Henry, author of "Great White Fleet," a recent book celebrating Canada Steamship Lines' fleet of palatial passenger ships. Relive the glory days of the Noronic, Hamonic, Huronic, Richelieu, Tadoussac, Kinsgton, Cayuga and many more!
Early reservations are suggested, as seating will be limited to the first 100 received.
Order tickets online now through our Secure and Safe PayPal link.
Orders must be received no later than Saturday, April 26.
To order by mail, use the form on this page.
Sorry, refunds and cancellations cannot be made after April 26.
The Nicholson Lines and Their Captains
Copies of the Society's most recent book, The Nicholson Lines and Their Captains, by Emory A. Massman, Jr., are still available.
An excellent historical and photographic account of the ships of the day, from the 1920s-1960s, interlaced with interesting stories of the captains and crews that manned them.
Hardcover - Just $45.00