Help Us Paint The "Queen of the Great Lakes"
The “Queen of the Great Lakes” needs your assistance! Time and weather have taken their toll on this Grand Lady and she is need of serious repairs and painting; she needs a bit more than a new coat of lipstick! Here is your chance to be a part of getting her back into “Ship-shape”.
SUPPORT OUR RESURFACING AND PAINTING PROJECT BY PURCHASING AND PROUDLY WEARING THIS GREAT SHIRT!
All proceeds will be solely used for this project.
The scope of the work requires all exterior surfaces be sandblasted, primed and painted—stem to stern, top to waterline. In her current condition, she has large amounts of peeling and faded paint, rust, and deteriorated deck surfaces. It has been determined that a full renovation at one time is required and that a piecemeal process will not be in her best long term interest. We are seeking multiple sources for funding this important endeavor. The entire project will require approximately $365,000.
From her first role in keeping ore moving through the Great Lakes to supply the Arsenals of Democracy, to its many rescues and freeing of stranded ships, from assisting and tending those involved in shipwrecks to delivering Christmas trees to underprivileged children of Chicago.
NO single ship has had a greater impact on the United States of America,
the Great Lakes Region and Michigan.
She saved and served many—
we owe her no less.
PURCHASE AND PROUDLY WEAR THIS GREAT SHIRT!
Additional Donations are always welcomed!