Great Lakes Shipwrecks

Visitors dove into the secrets and stories of the “inland seas” in the special exhibition: Great Lakes Shipwrecks: Storms and Stories. They learned how inclement weather combined with bad decisions, poor design, and bad luck can end in tragedy.

The exhibition included recovered artifacts and fascinating personal stories of crews and loved ones on memorable ships such as the SS Milwaukee, Carl D. Bradley and the Edmund Fitzgerald. There were also many  special interactive component developed in collaboration with Ferris State University. Local students designed video games that allowed visitors of all ages to play the role of Great Lakes captains, crews and lifesaving teams.

This exhibit was open November 10, 2012 – November 10, 2013.