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Saving a Gift of Nature

Grand Marais Harbor & Breakwall Restoration Project

Grand Marais has been the site of a beautiful natural harbor for hundreds of years, sheltering ships from harsh Lake Superior storms.

And now...

The Harbor needs YOUR HELP

Donors/In Memory Of

1. A donation was received from Jim & Wendy Lowe of Grand Marais, MI in memory of Ted Soldenski of Grand Marais, MI

2. A donation was received from Richard & Patricia Hynes-Murphy of Grand Marais, MI in memory of Jim & Bev Rogers of Grand Marais, MI

3. A donation was received from Bob & Stevie Nyman of Grand Marais in memory of Willard, Eldon and Maggie Handrich (all three perished in a boating accident a short distance from Grand Marais Harbor in October 2006)

4. A donation was received from Mr. & Mrs. Wally Dowe of Tucson, AZ

5. A donation was received from JoAnn Allen of Ithaca, MI

6. A donation was received from the Beach Park Motel of Grand Marais, MI

The following people made donations in memory of Francis (Dud) Peterson of Grand Marais, MI

Verdi & Mary Cook

Fran & Norma Persyn

Marilyn & Murray Campbell

Adrienne Becker

Carol Fuhr

Irene Christenson & Delores Vasser

Mr. & Mrs. Al Sonnenburg of Converse, Texas

A donation was received from David Walters of Brighton, MI

A donation was received from Nelson and Janie Dowe of Grand Marais, MI in memory of Mary Britton of Alpena, MI

A donation was received from Judy Schlack of Brooklyn, WI

A donation was received from Nelson and Janie Dowe of Grand Marais, MI in memory of Eileen Erway of Empire, MI

A donation was received from Jack and Aleta Hubbard of Grand Marais, MI in memory of Eileen Erway of Empire, MI (Eileen & her husband Mort were former owners of Sportsmans Restaurant in Grand Marais)

A donation was received from Fred Ross of Grand Marais, MI in memory of Willard Handrich of Grand Marais, MI

A donation was received from Dick and Martha Dobbins of Concord and Grand Marais, MI

A donation was received from Paul and Wendy Williams of Kalkaska, MI (Paul was a former resident of Grand Marais)

A donation was received from Jim and Wendy Lowe of Grand Marais, MI in memory of Wally Parish of Grand Marais, MI (Wally was very instrumental in early efforts to save this harbor)

A donation was received from Shane and Jacque Bugg of Grand Marais, MI (they raised money through a donation jar placed in their store)

A donation was received from Nelson(Hawk) and Janie Dowe of Grand Marais in memory of William (Bill) LaCombe

A donation was received from Nelson(Hawk) and Janie Dowe of Grand Marais in memory of Wally Parish

A donation was received from Wayne and Martha Greenwald of Grand Marais

A donation was received from Gene and Rosemary Duranseau of Grand Marais in memory of Wally Parish

A donation was received from Dan and Gwen Bradish of Grand Marais in memory of Ernie Brooks who “loved living here and fishing in our beautiful water.”

A donation was received from Sal Brooks (of Grand Marais) and family in memory of Ernie Brooks.

A donation was received from Lee and Betty Goewey of Grand Marais.

A donation was received from Donna Parish of Grand Marais in memory of her husband Wally.

The following people made donations in memory of Donna Oglevie:

Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Price of Fenton, MI;

The Don Price Family of New Port Richey, FL; Carl Schwartzer of North Wales, PA

Mary Handrich of Grand Marais

The following people made donations in memory of John (Jack) Newberg:

Jean Thornell of Bellaire, MI;

Sally & Bud Schlack of Land O’ Lakes, WI;

Harold Ollila of Helena, MT;

Robert & Arlone Vernon of Newberry, MI;

William & Sandra Mannisto (Dan Hill & Kon Wipp) of Houghton, MI;

Ronald & Jane Clark of Lansing, MI;

Gerrie Bailey of Grand Marais, MI;

Robert Janssen of Tucson, AZ;

Duane & Sharon Arndt of Elmore, OH;

Gene Nutt & Sally Lovett of Bellaire, MI

A donation was received from David Minor of Harrison, MI in honor of his parents Carl & Virginia Minor of Grand Marais.

A donation was received from John & Catherine Keniston of Grant, MI

A donation was received from the Family Fun Circus of Laredo, TX. When the circus was in Grand Marais recently, a percentage of the take at the gate was donated back to the Harbor Fund.

Donations have been received from the following people:

A donation was received from Sarah Smith Loewen-Grand Blanc, MI. This donation was made in memory of Douglas and Eric Smith who drowned in Grand Marais Bay last summer (August 2010, father and son). In Sarah’s words: “They loved Grand Marais and would be big supporters of this cause….I don’t want people to forget them.”

Dick Wierenga- Grand Haven, MI

Nina Lassiter-Fairbury, IL

Deborah Fish-Lapeer, MI

Judy Schlack-Brooklyn, WI

Sharon Seaton-Gobles, MI

Jessica Moore-Eatonville, WA

Michellene Reed-Warren, MI

Kenneth Larsen-Eveleth, MN

Margaret Tompkins-Lapeer, MI

Anna Shade-Kalamazoo, MI

Martha Greenwald-Grand Marais, MI

Wendy Houston-Mukilteo, WA

Eugene Armentrout-St. Petersburg, FL

Patricia Brighton-Brimley, MI

Kevin Kirkens-Kalamazoo, MI

JaReJil Shops-Center Line, MI

John Eastman-Livonia, MI

Gwynne Bambach-Troy, MI

Debra Mallers-Marengo, IL

Jackie Whitmarsh-Chatham, MI

Greg Stambaugh-Coos Bay, OR

Rhonda Strong-McMillan, MI

Ryan Kutch-Medical Lake, WA

David Nyman-Fort Wayne, IN

Frank Beno-Lees Summmit, MO

Bettina Downey-Fort Worth, TX

Jeanette Bauknecht-Grand Marais, MI

Brenda Brown-Elmira, MI

Carl’s Woodworks-Petoskey, MI
Edward Marx-Grand Marais, MI

Shannon Clair-Hillman, MI

Gwen Bradish-Grand Marais, MI

N Bryce Christoffersen-Grand Marais, MI

Pat Munger-Grand Marais, MI

John Williams-Noblesville, IN

Cheryl Hoffman-Fairbury, IL

Robert Cayia-Valparaiso, IN

Dick & Martha Dobbins-Concord, MI

Alan Hebert-Grand Marais, MI

Mike & Johannah House-Laingsburg, MI

Barb Whaley-Grand Marais, MI

Jim & Wendy Lowe-Grand Marais, MI in memory of Roy Graves

Herman & Carol Tester-Seney, MI in memory of Richard Kill

Paul & Jan Holdinski & their children Jason & Jaime of Howell, MI, San Diego, CA and Goodyear, AZ in memory of Arvo Kallio of Grand Marais and the many, many unforgettable Grand Marais memories

Amelia Peltz-Washington, D.C. in honor of her dad James T. Witherspoon, St. Louis, Missouri for his 70th birthday

Michael Bridger-Batavia, IL in honor of his mother, Rose Marshall of Grand Marais, MI

Ruth Thorrington-Munising, MI in memory of the W.A. Barney Family and the James Thorrington Sr. Family