October 18, 2015
Ava Maria Catholic Parish – Community Center
"They Had To Go Out"
U. S. Life Saving Service in Michigan's Thumb
Robert McGreevy, (Great Lakes historian and marine artist whose family history is steeped in the shipbuilding industry)
Bill Bonner and Carolyn Curtis, Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse Curators and Society Officers
Mr. Jeff Schook, new owner of the Port Sanilac Light House
Stan Grabitz from AM660 – WMIC, as Master of Ceremonies
Following last year's outstanding 1913 Storm Presentation we announce this chance to learn even more about our Thumb area Maritime History.
So grab your life vests, On October 18th we honor the 100th Anniversary of the U. S. Life Saving Service / Coast Guard in Michigan's Thumb. Get ready for another fascinating presentation. We will again have Robert McGreevy as our Keynote Speaker. In his own captivating way, Robert will tell the story of the fearless men who worked tirelessly to rescue people from the ferocity of our Lakes.
The program will begin with a short presentation on the Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse by Curators, Bill Bonner and Carolyn Curtis.
After Mr. McGreevy's presentation, we will introduce the new owner of the Port Sanilac Light House Mr. Jeff Schook who will speak about his families maritime heritage and his vision for the future of the Light House.
There will be displays and some items for sale by the Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse, Mr. McGreevy, Mr. Schook, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Sanilac County Historical Society
Tickets are $15 and available at the Sanilac Museum or by calling 810-622-9946 or $16 using your credit card at PayPal.
This is a fundraising event for the Sanilac County Historical Society.