Annual Maritime History Conference & Meeting

September 7-9, 2017
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Whitefish Point near Paradise, Mich.
Click Here for 2017 Annual Conference – Registration Form

The presentations at this year’s conference will include a wide range of both local and regional maritime history topics, and the public is welcome to attend at a reduced conference fee. The Association’s Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday evening and will include the presentation of this year’s Henry N. Barkhausen Award for Original Research in Great Lakes Maritime History, Joyce S. Hayward Award for Historic Interpretation, and C. Patrick Labadie Award for Historic Preservation.

Conference Lodging

Note: Room reservations should be made directly with the property and the Association conference mentioned when making reservation to receive conference discounts and/or rates.

Magnuson Grand Hotel
M-123, Paradise, MI 49768
Tel. 906-492-3770

Details: Property will hold 20 rooms in a block for all three days of the conference (9/7-8-9) and extend conference participants a discount of 10% off regular rates.

Regular Rates: $156/night for two queen beds (beachside); $166/night for one queen bed (beachfront); $130/night two queen beds (roadside)

Curley’s Beachfront Motel
M-123, Paradise, MI 49768
Tel. 906-492-3445

Details: Property will hold 20 rooms in a block until August 1, and offer a $10 discount per night if conference participants book all three nights of the conference.

Regular Rates: $75/night for one queen bed, $85/night two queen beds (roadside) and $95/night for two queen beds (beachside)

Call for Conference Speakers

The Conference Committee of the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History is always looking for interesting presentations, papers and programs for the Association’s Annual Maritime History Conference. The presenters for each year’s event are normally selected in late May or early June. If you’re interested in presenting or would like more details, contact the Conference Committee chair, Robert Graham of the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes at Bowling Green State University at

The Association for Great Lakes Maritime History is an organization of institutions and individuals from throughout Canada and the U.S. involved in preserving and interpreting the unique maritime history of the Great Lakes region.