First, who we are. We are a group of professionals living in different cities of North Eastern Michigan interested in the history of the men and women who served the Great Lakes shipping industry.. Like with most areas, most of our sailors have had their final bells and/or are enjoying their lives in the Great Lakes states and wintering in Florida or Arizona. We are a preservationist group committed to keeping this great part of maritime history alive and well. Now for what we are. We are the first maritime museum that honors the men and women who served the shipping industry. We honor them by inducting each one into the "Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum" on a very special day.