Historic Maritime Lifesaving Reenactments: Heros of the Storm

  • Presented By: Sleeping Bear Dunes/Glen Haven Maritime Museum
  • Dates: July 28, 2022 - August 25, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Location: Glen Haven Maritime Museum
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Road
  • Empire, MI 49630
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park Pass Required
  • (231) 326-4726
  • About

    About 60 documented shipwrecks from earlier centuries rest in Lake Michigan offshore near Glen Haven, but thanks to the efforts of the Life Saving Station built there in 1901 and active for many decades thereafter, many sailors were rescued from these horrific founderings.

    Come and see just how the Life Saving Station team did its job! Live reenactments of Michigan's oldest shipwreck rescue techniques are demonstrated. The Lyle gun, used to launch a lifeline into the water will be demonstrated at 3:00 PM.

    For more information, please call 231-326-4700.