Support the Great Lakes Steamship Society

There are several ways you can help us to save the historic steamship J.B. Ford:

  • Join Us - Become a member of the Great Lakes Steamship Society.

  • Donate - Make a tax-deductible donation in support of our efforts.  In addition to financial contributions, donations of goods and services are welcomed.

  • Pledge - A risk-free way to support the J.B. Ford project, pledged funds will only be collected when we have succeeded in gaining ownership of the boat.

  • Shop the GLSS Online Store - A selection of J.B. Ford and Great Lakes themed merchandise. Find the perfect gift for the boatnerd in your life, and show your support for the Great Lakes Steamship Society in style!

  • Download our Printable Brochure - Help us to spread the word about the GLSS and the J.B. Ford with our tri-fold brochure.

  • Join our Facebook group - Be sure to "Like" us on Facebook and tell your friends about us too!


  • Bid in our Fundraising Auction - We are auctioning a unique selection of nautical collectibles and artwork to raise funds for the J.B. Ford's upcoming survey.

  • Register for our Charity Golf Tournament - The J.B. Ford Golf Classic will be held on August 23, 2013 at the Black Bear Resort Casino Golf Club in Carlton, Minnesota.