Seafood and lighthouse stories are on the horizon for our April meeting. We will gather at 6 pm on Wednesday, April 28, for the pot luck dinner. Please bring a dish to pass that has a seafood theme. You might bring cole slaw, crab dip, iced shrimp, a seafood salad or sushi. The Center will supply the main dish, poached or broiled salmon.
At 7 pm, our presenter, Terry Begnoche, will speak on the topic, “Sustainable Stakeholder Solutions at Whitefish Point: Nearly Shipwrecked at Whitefish Point?” Terry has worked as a volunteer with the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society (GLSHS) for over 20 years serving as board president, researcher, diver, and underwater still photographer.
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, Michigan Audubon Society and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service together developed a court-ordered “Human Use and Natural Resources Management Plan for Whitefish Point”, which provides a model for sustainably enhancing and preserving one of Michigan’s very special places. A resident of Farmington Hills, Terry participated in the development of the Plan and signed it on behalf of GLSHS. He will provide insight into the issues and the evolution of a National Historic Site in Michigan. As a special treat, Terry will discuss some exciting shipwreck discoveries in Lake Superior.
Discover how history comes alive and stays alive! For information on the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point call 1-800-635-1742 or visit www.shipwreckmuseum.com
You won’t want to miss this meeting, either. It will be held at the Heritage & History Center in Heritage Park.