2016 Annual Meeting and
Maritime History Conference
September 8-10 – Thunder Bay National Marine
Sanctuary in Alpena, Mich.
Beginning with a welcome reception on Thursday evening, this
year’s meeting and conference is an opportunity to visit a regional
treasure, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. The Center houses over 9,000 square
feet of immersive exhibits, including a full-size replica of a wooden schooner
in the midst of a storm on Lake Huron.
There are also displays featuring the massive timbers of a
Great Lakes shipwreck resting on the lake bottom, and displays that look
at NOAA’s historic preservation, marine navigation, weather forecasting,
and fisheries protection roles. The Association’s Annual Meeting will be
held on Friday, September 9, followed by the Annual Maritime History
Conference on Saturday, September 10.
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 Association for Great Lakes Maritime
History’s Award for Historic Preservation.
Meeting and conference registration forms, along with lodging
information, will be posted here as soon as it’s available.
Call for Conference
Presentations, Papers and Programs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.