News & Events

May 17, 2015
As winter’s strangle hold on the Great Lakes ends, the many ships sailing on them start to leave layup, including the d...
July 7, 2014
JB Ford's time coming to an end...
November 10, 2013
The annual online fundraising event is coming this Thursday November 14, 2013. Annually held through the webs...
October 10, 2013
As autumn befell us this year, with more speed than recent memory we think on to November when the annual Gales of Novem...
June 13, 2013
Hull survey to take place later this month, to determine viability of project.
June 10, 2013
The "holy grail" of the Great Lakes Shipwreck community has been found!
April 20, 2013
First annual JB Ford Golf classic to be held on August 23, 2013 at Black Bear Casino and Resort in Carlton, MN.
March 9, 2013
The Alpena News ran a front-page article on March 7 about our efforts to save the J.B. Ford.
March 9, 2013
We are seeking donations of goods and services for our upcoming fundraising auction to be held this spring.
December 11, 2012
Shortly before the Thanksgiving holiday was upon us, our very good friend Patrick Labadie in Alpena told us of a friend...
November 17, 2012
The Great Lakes Steamship Society for the second year in a row set up shop for the day at the annual Gales of November c...
March 16, 2012
GLSS will be attending the Steamship Historical Society of America "ShiPosium: Ships in Transition" event on May 18.
January 26, 2012
Lake Superior Marine Museum Association to host a free talk by GLSS founder Steve Haverty on Thurs, Feb 16 at 7pm.
January 24, 2012
Great Lakes Steamship Society featured in "on the road" with Jason Davis! KSTP Channel 5 Eyewitness news, Minnesota.
November 13, 2011
Join the Great Lakes Steamship Society through our new online membership form.
November 6, 2011
Our exhibit at the Gales of November event was a huge success, raising awareness and support for the J.B. Ford project.
October 26, 2011
Two members of the GLSS team will be in Duluth on November 5, 2011 at the Gales of November gala at the Duluth Entertain...
August 23, 2011
Mr. McGreevy will be doing a painting of the JB Ford in her early livery as the Edwin F. Holmes
June 25, 2011
Well everyone it is with great pleasure I report that we are now official! I recieved the letter today from the IRS that...
June 21, 2011
We have been contacted by a second location that is very interested in home porting the JB Ford