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Exploring the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

September 27, 2011 | By Federal/State Partnership Staff

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Lighthouse at Whitefish Pointe in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has a long, storied history of bravery aiding ships attempting to navigate the treacherous waters of Lake Superior along the eastern end of the 80-mile stretch of shoreline known as Lake Superior's Shipwreck Coast. Michigan Television, with the support of the Arts & Humanities Media Project, explores the history of this remarkable museum in celebration of the completion of the renovation of the Coast Guard quarters at the Whitefish Pointe Light Station Historic site.

View the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum video here:

In 2006, the Michigan Humanities Council formed a partnership with Michigan Public Media and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs to bring arts and humanities topics to television through short video segments. All videos were originally broadcast on WFUM-TV and other public television stations across Michigan.