Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program - Funded Projects

Cultural & Historical Coastal Resources Protection, Preservation & Enhancement

 

306-12-11: Shipwreck Preservation - Preserving Lake Superior Shipwreck History
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society (GLSPS) was formed in 1996 to foster shipwreck preservation and perform stabilization and restoration of deteriorating Great Lakes shipwrecks. Three tasks to preserve NW Lake Superior's shipwreck history for further study, educational use, expanded recreational diver use, improved safety, and artifact protection by National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) nomination. (1) Mayflower wreck site professionally supervised accurate survey, detail site drawing, photomosaic, and site report, to accurately record this Great Lakes Vessel construction. (2) A photomosaic of the Mayflower site. (3) Completion of a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for the Mayflower.

 

306-09-09: Shipwreck Preservation - Saving Views into NW Lake Superior's Past
In 1996, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society (GLSPS) formed to foster and perform stabilization and restoration of deteriorating Great Lakes shipwrecks. GLSPS identified three appropriate tasks to preserve NW Lake Superior's shipwreck history for further study, educational use, expanded recreational diver use, improved safety, and artifact protection by National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) nomination. Documentation of the undocumented 1891 May Flower wreck site, S.P. Ely wreck stabilization reinforcement and site survey and nomination to the NRHP of the Robert Wallace.

 

306A-02-08: Gooseberry Falls CCC Stone Table Rehabilitation
Restoration and rehabilitation of up to 19 of the remaining Civilian Conservation Corps stone picnic tables at Gooseberry Falls State Park. The tables were built in 1935, featured granite side supports with split log seats and table tops, and were listed in 1988 as contributing elements in the 640-acre National Register of Historic Places historic district known as "Gooseberry Falls State Park CCC/Rustic Style Historic Resources". 

 

306A-03-08: Split Rock Lighthouse Overlook - Rehabilitation
The overlook is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Rehabilitation work will included repairs to the historic scenic overlook wall, selective vegetation management, interpretive signage, improved ADA/Accessibility: 

 

306A-05-07: Museum Archival Building
The Cook County Historical Society archival storage and ADA compliant access to the main floor of the existing museum. 

 

306-09-06: Neegee Restoration
Built in the 1930s, the Neegee is the only fishing tug built in Grand Marais. She served as the harbor work horse until the 1960's when she was sold. Project Summary Sheet 1 page 439 kb

 

306A-09-01: Improvements for Beaver Bay History Center
The Beaver Bay History Center improvement for ADA access and additional gravel and grading to provide parking for 8-12 vehicles.

 

306A-04-01: ADA Compliant Elevator for the Cross River/Stickney Heritage Center
The purchase and installation of an ADA compliant elevator. Access to everyone is an essential part of the renovation/preservation project that restores a unique, 3-story, historic landmark in Schroeder, Minnesota for a heritage/community center.

 

306A-03-01: North House Renovation and Sewer Improvement
The North House Folk Schools renovation of one 30 ft by 70 ft building and partial renovation of another 30 ft by 70 ft historic classroom building. 

 

306A-02-01: Beaver Bay History Center
The Bay Area Historical Society received a log building donation that originally was part of the Finland CCC camp. The building has been moved to land acquired by the City and will is used as an interpretive center housing a museum, visitor center, and acts as a trailhead for the Gitchi-Gami State Trail. 

 

306-11-00: Hovland Dock Restoration Phase I
A combination of recreation, interpretive, and site restoration to the historic Hovland dock, representing an early 20th century steamer transportation network. Project Summary Sheet 1 page 202 kb