Director, Port of Monroe Director, NMGL/GLHS Board
The Great Storm of 1913
will give an in-depth presentation on the most riveting event of
shipwrecks and survival ever to strike the Great Lakes: the Great Storm
of 1913. Because the S.S. Col James M. Schoonmaker is the last
vessel in existence to have sailed through this industry changing event,
Paul will also shed new light on her harrowing journey and that of her
Shenango Furnace Co. fleetmates as they battled the storm, and emerged
to sail again.
Paul C. LaMarre III,
is a board member of the Great Lakes Historical Society and largely
credited with the salvation, subsequent restoration and continued
operation of the S.S. Col James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship for
which he received the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History's
Award for Historic Preservation. Paul is presently and active leader in
the Great Lakes Maritime industry as the Director of the Port of Monroe,
MI, an officer of the American Great Lakes Ports Association, and a
member of the National Freight Advisory Committee.
Special Extended Hours
National Museum of the Great Lakes will offer extended hours for the
general public on Wednesday, November 12, for the final speaker in the
Fall Lecture Series. The Museum will be open until 8pm. The Col. James
M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship is currently closed for the winter season.
We have visited this museum about 4 times. We bought a membership on the first visit because we loved it so much.
FREE with paid admission
NMGL/GLHS members are FREE
Adults (18-64): $8 museum only
Seniors (65+), Children (6-17), AAA and Military: $7 museum only