Sawmill Creek Resort & Lodge, 400 Sawmill Creek Drive West, Huron, OH 44839
32nd Consecutive year!
James A. Andrews - Marine Artist
Dave & Annette Soule
Time Past / Dave & Catherine LaGrange
Dennis Hale-- shipwreck survivor
Bob & Carol Vincent
Doug & Jamie Wood
Sponsor and Presenter Display area open from 10:00am to 6:30pm - Free
Evening Banquet Program
6:30pm - 9:30pm: $40.00
Emmy award winning photo journalist
2011 MPPA Multimedia Photographer of the Year
National Webby Award, POYi, BOP
Graveyard of the Great Lakes: A Shipwreck Hunterís Quest to Discover the Past profiles David Trotter, who has discovered nearly 100 shipwrecks in his 35 years of exploring the Great Lakes. Filmmaker Eric Seals spent nearly two years documenting the story of the 74-year-old Trotter, Michiganís maritime history and peopleís fascination with shipwrecks. Our special friend and guest, David Trotter will personally introduce Eric Seals. To tell, as only Eric can, the story of Trotter's life long obsession with finding Great Lakes shipwrecks. The program features Trotter's most recent discovery, The Keystone Stae, The Daniel J. Morrell, and many more.
Graveyard of the Great Lakes: A Shipwreck Hunterís Quest to Discover the Past
9:00am - 4:30pm $35.00
Shipwreck Explorer, deep diver, author, lecturer and photographer
Three new discoveries are explored: the Steamer E. B. Hale, the Barque Francis Berriman and Schooner "Y". Ship traffic was so congested on the Great Lakes in the 1800's that it may be compared to traffic on the highways of today, without the technology of today. Shipping disasters were commonplace on our "Inland Seas". Now, explorers can discover and attempt to solve the mysteries that occurred 100+ years ago. Is that really $150,000 laying on the floor of Lake Huron.....find out!
Marine Artist, Historian
The Great Lakes Life Saving Service
The United States Life Saving Service has many roots in the Great Lakes. Although the services started out on the East Coast, they quickly grew where trade on the waterways prospered. As the Great Lakes shorelines, dangerous shoals and severe storms dealt out there fair share of disasters, many lifesaving stations were established. There were also volunteer lifesaving stations and crews. McGreevy uses his award winning art to tell the fascinating story of life saving on our inland seas.
Diver, Underwater Photographer, Shipwreck Enthusiast
The three Best Shipwreck Dive Trips in the World!
Details coming soon.