The Great Lakes Historical Society’s mission is to preserve and make known the history of the Great Lakes. We achieve that mission by (1) operating the Inland Seas Maritime Museum and Clarence S, Metcalf Great Lakes Maritime Research Library in Vermilion Ohio: (2) publishing our award winning quarterly journal Inland Seas®: (3) conducting underwater archaeology through our Peachman Lake Erie Shipwreck Research Center: (4)offering educational programs to children and adults alike.In 2010, The Great Lakes Historical Society entered into an agreement with the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority to create the National Great Lakes Maritime Museum in Toledo, Ohio which will open in the Spring of 2013.
Since 1945, the Great Lakes Historical Society has published its award winning quarterly journal, Inland Seas®. This publication is the longest running and most widely respected journal of Great Lakes history published anywhere. It is the primary membership benefit of the organization which explains why the Society has the largest membership base of any maritime historical organization on the Great Lakes. The journal covers all topics of Great Lakes maritime history from across the entire Great Lakes watershed.To download a recent copy or to become a member and receive Inland Seas® delivered to your doorstep: