Awards Program

The Association for Great Lakes Maritime History’s Awards
Program recognizes excellence in Great Lakes maritime history
research, interpretation and preservation. The Association
currently sponsors four awards which are presented in
September during its Annual Maritime History Conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry N. Barkhausen Award
for Original Research in Great Lakes Maritime History

– named for one of the founders of the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History, this award recognizes new research in the field of Great Lakes maritime history by both professional and avocational historians. Click here for paper submission and judging guidelines.

 

 

 

 

Joyce S. Hayward Award for Historic Interpretation
– name for a tireless advocate for Great Lakes shipwreck research and long-time member of the Association, this award is presented to an individual who has made a major contribution, over many years, to the interpretation of Great Lakes maritime history, in furtherance of the goals of the Association. Click here for more details.

 

C. Patrick Labadie Award for Historic Preservation
– named for a renowned Great Lakes maritime historian and long-time member of the Association, this award is presented to an individual who has made a major contribution, over many years, to the preservation of Great Lakes maritime history, in furtherance of the goals of the Association. Click here for more details.

The President’s Award
Since 2015, this award has honored individuals whose many years of dedication and service to the Association has made it possible for us to grow and prosper as a leading advocate for maritime history preservation, interpretation and research for more than 30 years.

See the award winners

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.